Introducing, Tata: an India-based business conglomerate operating under the motto, “Improving the Quality of Life.” And it indeed takes a catchphrase as broad as this to sum up such an expansive enterprise. Spanning 98 operating companies in seven business sectors, Tata has become known internationally for generating profit and media buzz in seemingly any industry it touches. Tea, automobiles, hotels: Tata has its hand in them all and more. What does this mean for students at SFU? The Indian business giant is looking for 200 new interns in 2008. If you are looking for experience in information systems and communications, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products or chemicals, then check out Tata!
To grasp the immensity of the Tata phenomenon, consider the following headlines pulled from recent news periodicals around the world: “Tata Consultancy Services wins ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance 2007,” “Supercomputer developed by Tata group ranked 4th fastest in the world and fastest in Asia,” or “Tata Sky has Become Millionaire in Less Than One Year.” Since it was founded by Jamsetji Tata as a nation-building corporation in the mid-1800s, Tata has become expanded tremendously. Today, the Tata group operates in over 85 countries across 6 continents. Moreover, after adding 20,000 employees from 53 different nationalities in 2007, the group is seeking an additional 30,500, with over 9,000 positions being reserved for students. What is more, those who are offered employment at Tata’s head office are provided with free housing and a maid!
Most recently, Tata has made news by introducing to the Indian market the world’s only $2,500 passenger vehicle. A small, sturdy car reminiscent of Daimler’s Smart, the Tata Nano makes transportation accessible to lower-income families that otherwise would not have access to such a luxury. Touted as stylish, comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly, the “People’s Car” was unveiled at the 9th Annual Auto Expo in New Delhi. The car is expected to make an important mark on the Indian vehicle market in families who, otherwise, might very well share a scooter for transport. It is innovations such as this that set Tata apart as a cross-industry leading organization, and it is innovations such as this that make Tata such a dynamic company for which to work.
Wanting to set yourself apart from the everyday undergraduate on the job market? Having international experience shows that you are independent, mature and willing to go beyond your comfort zone to accomplish your goals. Consider working for Tata as a means of gaining invaluable skills, exposing yourself to an exciting, fast-paced working environment and broadening your cultural knowledge. Tata is looking predominantly for Computing Science, Engineering and Business students; however, all are welcome.