Mumbai, December 22, 2014: Worries of finding the right career path just went out the window! Purple Squirrel Eduventures, a Mumbai based startup,provides an industry-based, experiential learning program for students enabling them to make informed career choices.
They create programs for colleges, wherein students are allowed to visit and interact with both entrepreneurial and big-player companies representing their spread of career diversity. These visits are specifically tailored keeping in mind student profiles and industry expectations.
The company which was incorporated on Sep 24, 2013, has been incubated by SINE, IIT Bombay has already delivered 5000+ unique experiences in experiential learning, associating with 350+ campuses and corporates, across 12+ destinations within 1 year of its operations.
The young founders Aditya Gandhi and Sahiba Dhandhania come from prestigious academic backgrounds and have prior work experience in the Finance sector.
Aditya has a degree in B.Tech + M.Tech, Computer Science & Engineering, from IIT Bombay and Sahiba is a Gold Medalist and an Econ. (Hons.) Student from Christ University, Bangalore.
Purple Squirrel is a recruitment term used to describe an ideal job candidate, someone with the qualifications that perfectly fit the jobs multifaceted requirements and that are how they decided to give this name to the company.
Having worked a fair amount in Europe, Aditya says ‘'Being in Europe and understanding the student interaction and hiring practices of companies was the starting point of the idea of Purple Squirrel Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.
Most companies had a policy of inviting students to spend a day with them before their interviews started which ensured that both the company and the candidate had complete information to be able to decide better.''
Also being from IIT, where the ease of access and exposure made available by the college and the seniors did full justice to giving students a fair view of the real world,Aditya noticed a crucial need to bring about this paradigm shift and co-founded Purple Squirrel Eduventures.
The startup currently has programs for Engineering operational in 7 cities, programmes for Media and others in 3 cities as of now and they are working primarily with colleges in Mumbai, with plans to expand to other education hubs in the coming months. With fully functional teams for Corporate Relations, Operations, Sales, Technology and Marketing Communications, they're a self-sufficient little start-up with the appetite of a giant.
Their main goal with their campus to corporate initiative is to ensure colleges enrich their students with experiential learning, work culture immersion and help students gain a better picture of a potential career path!
About Purple Squirrel Eduventures
Purple Squirrel Eduventures conducts industrial visits and educational tours for students across the country. They provide an industry-based experiential learning program, enabling them to make informed career choices with a comprehensive industry mix of Engineering, Media, Start ups and NGO's with big companies most relevant to your industry. To know more, visit www.purplesq.com