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Internship & Placement Webinar on “Preparing for Placement”

Academic Year2020-21
Event Date and Time18th July, 2020 at 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
VenueGoogle Meet Link
Webinar CoordinatorProf. Kavita Pradhan
Faculty TeamProf. Kavita Pradhan
Speakers InvitedArchitect Sachin Mulay, Senior Architect at Perkins Eastman, Mumbai
Attended by Students4th Year and graduating batch
Number of students present90

“Preparing for placement”
A discourse on applying to architecture firms, writing cover letters, preparing resume and making portfolio to get the desired job.

This year saw unprecedented challenge due the pandemic and architecture fraternity has got affected tremendously. In this situation, getting internship for 4th year students or placement for graduation students is going to be a difficult task.

Thus, to help PiCA students get good opportunities, it is important for them to have a great application package. This seminar aims to prepare our students in preparing this application package mainly Resume, Cover letter and portfolio.

In our field, there are many different firms that specialize in a particular stream. Interior design, Furniture or product design, Landscape design, Urban design are to name a few. Students need to express their interests and prepare their applications accordingly.

Webinar Program:
11.00 : Preparing for Placement: Presentation by Ar. Sachin Mulay
Dos & Don’ts of preparing Resume, Cover Letter & Portfolio
2.00 : Insights: Presentations by 5th year students to 4th year showcasing their portfolios

Brief Vitae of Ar. Sachin Mulay:
Sachin graduated from PiCA in 2001 and since then has worked in India and in the US with several international firms including Atelier Jean Nouvel, Cannon Design and Perkins Eastman. His primary strength is in designing educational campuses. After his master’s studies at Cornell, he had attended a short course about career guidance. For the past three years, he has been conducting an Internship Development program at Perkins Eastman; which involves carefully selecting the interns for the Mumbai studio and mentoring them to brush-up their visual communication, practice related knowledge and interpersonal skills. The program includes interactive activities, outdoor events & presentations. He is here to share with the you all the relevant tips and observations about what goes into putting together a successful application package.

Contact info: sachinmulay79@gmail.com 99300 07937

Webinar Minutes:
Kavita Pradhan introduced Architect Sachin Mulay. He began his presentation with Resume preparation. Sachin elaborated on what to include and what not to include in resume. He mentioned the hobbies that are directly related to profession like photography, travelling. He highlighted that if one is significant achiever, like a classical dancer, or musician who has done recordings, then must mention in the resume. He stressed on test prints and carrying 2 copies for interview.

He then talked about presentation format of Portfolio. He gave various examples of presentation styles and how emphasis needs to be placed on certain graphics to highlight the same. How certain sections can extend on both pages. Spiral binding is preferred for portfolio.

In the end Sachin talked about Dos & don’ts of cover letter. How it is important to keep cover letter short yet it needs to connect with the employer. How the students can give refernces of their own Thesis and the firm that they want to intern with how it can add significant value to the student’s professional development.

Prof. Jinu Kurien joined in as we were discussing about opportunities for internship during Covid period. He elaborated how its is possible to do completely online internship with more polished software skills for the students. The webinar ended on positive note with students looking at having opportunities in the current times.

This session was conducted by Students Council in support of the Placement Cell. Kiran Patel from graduating batch anchored the session and the 5th year student – Sahil Ahmed (interned with B.V. Doshi), Utsav Chaudhary (interned with Dean D’cruise and Jahnavi Joshi (interned with Vikas Dilawari) presented their experiences about application process and internship with the well-known architects.