Karachi—The Engro University Linkages team wrapped up their first ever Engro Games: MT Recruitment Competition at a grand event held recently at the PC hotel. This unconventional month-long recruitment contest ran parallel to Engro Corporation’s esteemed MT Recruitment Drive. The pilot was focused on four key universities; participants from IBA, KSBL, LSE and LUMS underwent a series of assessments, starting with The Elevator Pitch elimination round. 2000 graduating students were tested for the Engro MT Recruitment Drive, of which only 200 eligible candidates were considered for The Engro Games.
While students competed in randomly assigned teams, each contestant was assessed individually on their contribution to the business simulations. The Top 20 finalists were shortlisted after they were evaluated on their theoretical knowledge and practical applications in “Pipe it up” a supply chain and operations management activity, and “Drink fit” a marketing and brand activation activity. The culminating round involved a case study competition where the Top 10 of Karachi met with the Top 10 of Lahore in an intense over-night case competition at the Engro Guest House on Thursday 28th April.
The Grand Finale held at PC Hotel Dilkusha Hall on Friday 29th April, concluded the Engro Games with 4 presentations from each of these teams and “Team Mithaas” taking away the cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-.Speaking at the occasion Engro Corporation’s President and CEO, Khalid Siraj Subhani commented: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the successful end of Engro Corporation’s first ever Engro Games.
It has been an exciting few weeks and we would like to thank all the students who participated in the program. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Engro team who played a pivotal role in making this program a rewarding one.” In his speech, Subhani made a surprising announcement and hired four Management Trainees from the Top 20 finalists; Ayesha Waseem (LSE), Muhammad Ahmed Saigol (LUMS), SaniyaSadaqat (IBA) and Sufian Salam (IBA) all went home with appointment letters in their hands!