'Ms. Summy Kataria, Country Manager, Bloomberg Institute addressing the Students before they take BAT'
Bloomberg Institute looking for Students from Kerala Campuses
In the current economic scenario where gloom and doom are the frequently used words, a fresh breeze sending warmth and hope among the student community has spread out from the Mangalam Campus at Ettumannur, Kottayam where on the 10th& 11th of October 2013, Bloomberg, a leading Financial Information and News Broadcasting Company, conducted their Placement Activity Programme, the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT).
The programme was a resounding success as more than 1500 students participated in the event from 19 colleges across Kerala. This was a unique and golden opportunity for students in Kerala as this examination gives an opportunity to each student to showcase their innate talents to some of the top global financial companies in the world through Bloomberg. Major Financial Companies normally do not visit tier 2, 3 or 4 colleges.Students appearing and doing well in this examination are noticed and snapped up by the TOP GLOBAL FINANCIALCOMPANIES OF THE WORLD.
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City. Bloomberg L.P. was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981 with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar] and a 30% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch. Bloomberg L.P. provides financial software tools such as an analytics and equity trading platforms, data services and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service), its core money-generating product. Bloomberg connects influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Bloomberg's strength - quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytic through innovative technology - is at the core of everything they do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, Bloomberg delivers business and financial information, news and insights around the world.
Country Manager for University Relations of Bloomberg, Ms. SummyKataria says, ‘This test is an opportunity fordirect entry to all those who wish to be placed in the Best financial companies of the world. Bloomberg is associated with all leading financial companies and this test is great opportunity to be part of the league where earlier only Tier 1 colleges were the sole players. Mangalam College of Engineering has done a splendid job as BAT Centre in Kerala in organizing such a mega Event. We have also appointed Bloomberg Ambassador from Kerala Region from this College post seeing the potential of Students. Mr.Sanjo K Mathew, A student of this college pursuing his 4th year Engineering Program is appointed as Bloomberg Ambassador.”
Bloomberg Institute is the educational division of Bloomberg L.P. With the same transparency for which Bloomberg L.P. is famous for, the Bloomberg Institute has launched the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) in 2011, a standardized, global online test that connects university students and graduates with employers in the business world. The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) is designed to assess a student’s financial knowledge and a variety of comprehensive skills relevant to opportunities within the business world. It has Eight Sections wherein the studentsare tested and the student has the choice to choose the area pertaining to his/her discipline or field of study. The Eight Sections are News Analysis, Economics, Math, Analytical Reasoning, Financial Statements, Investment Banking, Global Markets and Chart and Graph Analysis.
Each student who takes the BAT is entered into the BAT Talent Search Database, which allows employers all over the world to contact the candidate for internship and entry-level positions based solely on their test performance. The Talent Search Database offers exposure to various international companies, the top investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms.
Bloomberg Institute has partnered with over 1000 universities and business schools in over 80 countries worldwide to help students and graduates prepare for successful careers in finance and business. Since 2011, when the full version of the BAT has been available, over 100,000+ students have taken the test globally.
Ms. Summy says, “In our last visit to Mangalam Campus earlier this year, we conducted BAT and we were impressed with the Student Quality. Several students started making connections with some of the best global companies post the test. This impressed us and we decided to hire the Bloomberg Ambassador for Kerala Region from this College. Currently our Bloomberg Ambassador for Kerala Region is Mr. Sanjo K Mathew who is an undergraduate student of this college. The response we have received from Kerala State is tremendous and we will surely continue to be associated with Mangalam College of Engineering in future too. BAT is a great opportunity for all the students to get exposure to Major Companies in the World.”
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