GroupM Conducts Virtual Recruitment Session for LUMS Students
GroupM conducted its Virtual Recruitment Drive 2021 on Friday, April 2, via Zoom. They targeted bachelors and master’s students for their Summer Internship Programme and Management Trainee Programmes. Over a hundred students attended the session.
Ms. Sarah Feroz, Senior Manager Talent Acquisition and Special Projects at GroupM, started the session and introduced the company and her team. GroupM is the world’s largest media investment group; a leader and collaborator in conventional and digital media, trading, content creation sports, and proprietary tool development. She talked about the international presence of the company and its range of offices in the Asia Pacific. She also shared the portfolio and partnerships the company is a part of. Ms. Feroz further shared the details of their current hiring programmes that included the Internship Programme, Management Trainee Programme, and lateral positions.
Then, Mr. Taha Ahmed Khan, Business Director and LUMS alumnus at Mindshare – GroupM, addressed the audience and talked about conventional media. He spoke of their vast network across Pakistan; campaigns that are defying norms and their achievements and trainings that are setting standards for the entire industry and region. Further, Mr. Khan shared their agency’s core functions and role, and also gave insights about the different career paths at GroupM for fresh graduates.
Later, Mr. Jehangir Husain, Associate Business Director – Digital at GroupM, was invited to talk about digital media and how the company plays a vital role in leading innovation in Pakistan. Mr. Husain shared a glimpse of their awards and winning moments. He further talked about the training and workshops at GroupM that give individuals exposure to learning and growth with every passing year. He also spoke about few of their digital platforms, the E-commerce attribution ecosystem, and their digital partnerships. He shared their projects with Google, Facebook, Foodpanda, and Daraz amongst which The Great Online Shopping Mela and the First ever online food festival were huge successes.
Then, Mr. Ali Panjwani, Senior Media Planner and LUMS alumnus was invited who shared his experience and the details of the benefits given to GroupM employees. He talked about the international assignments given, including trips and trainings abroad, opportunities to engage with the regional team and getting mentorship from industry leaders and giants.
In the end, Ms. Feroz shared the application process, important timelines, and the links to apply. The session ended with an interactive questions and answers session.