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Pearl Academy design students land impressive roles; highest package of INR 20 lakhs with tech giants

Designers in the tech space are paving the way for unique and interesting career options in new-reality and beyond, within India and overseas. Offshoots of Communication Design –Design experience Analyst, Graphic Designer, Product Designer, UX/UI Designer, Visual Communication Designer, Product Designer—are making their presence felt in tech giants like Adobe, Accenture, Deloitte, Capgemini, Paytm, CommerceIQ and others. “Pearl Academy design students have been offered annual packages of up to INR 20 lakhs in these futuristic roles that require not just technical skills but creative thinking and design prowess as well,” said Aditi Srivastava, President, Pearl Academy.

Not surprising, considering the tech boom in the last decade and its acceleration during the pandemic, opine experts. In fact, in a recent NASSCOM survey report, about two-thirds of the CEOs who participated in the survey said that they expected digital talent to constitute 50% of new hires. Reports like these further affirm a bright future for the digital talent nurtured by the Pearl Academy.

Monalisa Sengupta, Communication Design student from the School of Design | Placed with Deloitte as a Design Analyst

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What makes these unconventional careers so attractive to Nextgen? According to Monalisa Sengupta, a Pearl Academy Communication Design student from Mumbai, “My profile would not only help me enhance my design skills but also enhance my problem-solving, ideation, communication, and networking skills. My placement in Deloitte as a Design Analyst is a start of my professional journey in the right direction”.

“Pearl Academy has given immense opportunities to socialize, connect and stand out in the crowd with one’s skills and talents. From portfolio building, exposure to international trends, interacting with influencers from various domains to solving problems in real-time scenarios –we were mentored on everything. Ultimately these learnings helped in achieving my goal,” she added.

AkshitaAkshita Mehrotra, Fashion Media and Communication student from School of Contemporary Media | Placed with Gartner as Associate Graphic Designer

The career services team worked relentlessly with these ambitious youngsters on their interview skills, portfolios etc. as cracking the jobs wasn’t a cakewalk in the pandemic. This rigour worked in favorite of the students as they landed job profiles of their choice. Akshita Mehrotra from Pearl Academy, New Delhi who received a placement at Gartner as a Graphic Designer said, “The key aspects of the job profile I like the most are curating designs for the clients and developing new design concepts & ideas as per the briefs” .

AyushAyush Kumar, Communication Design student from School of Design | Placed with Commerce IQ as a Product Designer

Any advice for their juniors and peers? Collaboration, self-confidence, time-management, an open and curious mind, willingness to learn new things besides domain knowledge are key skills to ace any placement, feel these youngsters.

Punkaran SinghImage Credit: Punkaran Singh, Senior Lecturer, School of Design, Pearl Academy

To learn more about Pearl Academy students and their experiences, tune in to this video.

Please visit Pearl Academy’s official website pearlacademy.com to know more about their academics, admissions, fee structure, industry-relevant training, placements, etc.

Disclaimer: The article has been produced on behalf of Pearl Academy by the Times Internet’s Spotlight team.

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