Electrical Engineering Society


IIT Delhi

Job ke Fundae

EES recently organised “Job Ke fundae” which was a great success. Speakers who had been placed in top- notch companies like Bain, L.E.K. Consulting, WorldQuant, Samsung, Intel, JP Morgan, Graviton, Rivigo, Cohesity spoke about the long interview process which includes CV shortlisting, GD sessions, coding tests and long rounds of face-to-face interviews. They also discussed about the type of work and gave some worthy tips to the students who will be sitting for placements. We thank all our speakers for taking out some precious time from their busy schedules and guiding their juniors for a better future.
Those who missed it, here is a short summary -

Ishaan Tiwari- Bain, Shivam Chandra - LEK
• What is Consulting and why you should go for it?
- Different problems of private and public sector are given. Need to analyse the problem and come up with a solution.
• Skills like communication, problem solving, leadership, dressing sense etc are required.
• 30 students are shortlisted from applicants based on CV. Shortlisting on 4 major areas. Scholastic Achievement, POR, Extra currics, Internship. 3 out of 4 sections should be good.
• Buddies are assigned who take informal talks on weekends. Need to have structured solution
• Practise a lot of case studies.
• Be prepared for HR questions like - Walk me through your CV, Why do you want to be a consultant?
• Buddies are assigned who take informal talks on weekends. Need to have structured solution.

Software : Garvit Gupta- Rivigo, Yash : Cohesity, Harsh - Alphonzo
• Practice coding by solving problems given on the websites: Interviewbit, leetcode, geekforgeeks, etc. Go through some standard questions asked by company in previous years and read about previous experiences on geekforgeeks.
• EE people should take courses like O.S, COP290 (for improving coding skills) , DBMS.
• If you are not able to do OS, do refer to Silberschatz book or Sourav Bansal course on NPTEL.
• Usual questions are asked about Dynamic programming, greedy agorithms, back tracking, Trees, Graphs(DFS, BFS)
• Revise COL106. Questions on ML and Networking could be asked in interview.
• Should be able to code in both C++ and Python. Pointers are important. Difference between C++11 and C++14. Basic knowledge of System Engineer.
• Be prepared to write psuedo code in the interiew. They may ask you to design a system and write its psuedo code. E.g. Write a psuedo code for app like Uber.

Finance : Nimish Goel, Vijay Shankar Dubey- JP Morgan, Sarthak Tyagi - WorldQuant, Rajan Goyal- Graviton
• Books to read: Heard on the Street, Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability. Utilise summer break for reading.
• Revise MTL106(especially stochastic processes) and COL106. Questions on ML and Communication could be asked in interview.
• Follow brainsteller.com, gurmeet.net/puzzles, www.cseblog.com. Read Investopedia for basic information on stocks which is not mandatory but just to get a flavour of finance and financial terminology.
• No algorithmic questions were asked. Simple coding output question can be asked.
• Finance background not required.
• In general, companies take 3 to 4 rounds of interviews. The questions are mainly based on probability and logical puzzles. In tests the questions based on pigeon hole principle and proofs using Induction and Conduction.

Tanmay Thareja: Intel
• Not easy for undergrads, Mtech guys are competition, Don't underestimate them.
• Important Courses -
Digital Electronics, Circuit Theory, Analog Electronics, VLSI Design is a big PLUS !! (It gives you a project to write.)
• Be thorough with memory, resistors and FSM’s
• Be prepared to answer why not higher studies?
• Get good project experience which could reflect your interest in the field.

Trading companies: Da Vinci Traders, AlphaGrep, etc.
• Speed Arithmetic tests
• Refer to: https://rankyourbrain.com/mental-math
• In interviews, they check your speed in computing and how you perform under stress.