Updates

It’s been a week now since my Accenture training got over. Now, my real office work has started.

Missing my friends (back in Bangalore) that I made during my Accenture training there.

Waiting desperately to get my hands on an Internet connection at home. I’ll go with either of Airtel broadband or BSNL EVDO.

My CAT exam is on 29th November. Will be going virtually without preparation. Let’s see what happens.

Will resume my Granular development as soon as I get an Internet connection. Meanwhile, the Unity Project has been going good, as it would seem.

After losing their bilateral Cricket series to Australia, I hope India will perform a lot better in their next series (India vs Sri Lanka), scheduled to start on 16th November.

.NET at Accenture

Since I landed in Bangalore, my schedule has been extremely busy. Yeah, I had heard in the past that the training period in an IT company, especially Accenture, is very tough, I am experiencing it only now. I have yet to take out some time to go out and explore that grand city that is Bangalore. Most of my time everyday is spent preparing for in-training tests. But anyway, the first phase of my training ends today, the last test of first phase being on 28th Sept.

A ray of hope in my frustrating daily schedule has to be me getting .NET stream, that is, I would be doing my second (and final) phase of training on Microsoft .NET technologies, and eventually be getting projects based on it. I am curious to begin my stream training, more because my stream is more web-development oriented (yippie!). By the way, it would be ASP.NET + C#.

That’s all for now. I’ll try to keep my blog as updated as possible.

UPDATE:
I should have mentioned this earlier here — I switched to Java competency about a year ago. So I work on both Java and .NET assignments in my project now.

Going to begin a new life

I got my Accenture (India) joining letter last week, the thing I had been waiting for so long. I am going to join Accenture on the 31st of August 2009 in Bangalore. And contrary to many predictions that Accenture joining for new recruits would be delayed this year due to the global economic recession, we (me and my college mates) got it on time. But well, I still feel like wishing we had gotten the joining letter a bit later. Maybe that’s because this is the first time I am going to step out of my home for long. So although I am very excited about beginning my first job, I am going to sourly miss the comfort of my home at the same time.

In all probability, during my initial days at office, I would be without an Internet connection (damn!), a TV (where would I watch sports?), my (sweet) PC, a fridge (?), and many more of those comforts at wherever I get to live. On the other hand, some things to cheer about include the pleasant weather of Bangalore and the company of few of my college friends.

I hope it all goes well in Bangalore. With this, I wish myself good luck in my quest to begin a new life. πŸ™‚

Placed in Accenture

The placement season is on in my college and three companies for computer students have visited as of yet, viz., TCS, Accenture and Wipro, in that order. All three of them are IT giants, both nationally and globally, so the choice of company was not too important, but still I chose to go with Accenture. Also, as the IT industry is facing recession, it affected the total number of students picked from our college, which declined to almost half the previous year’s value.

The selection process was a 4-stage process:

  1. Written test (English + Quantative Aptitude + Logical Reasoning)
  2. Group Discussion [GD]
  3. HR Interview
  4. Technical Interview

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