As a part of our curriculum, our college, Symbiosis, requires us to undertake an internship at the end of every semester. Therefore as a part of my first and second internship which were ‘NGO and development sector based’, I worked at the following wonderful organizations.
1. Teach for India, popularly referred to as TFI, a project of Teach To Lead, is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and young professionals who commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and who become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education. Read more
College students who also maintain Part or Full-time employment are becoming a common part of today’s academic climate. 80% of the employers around the world prefer hiring graduates who have had valid work-experience on their hands through jobs they held through college. These students who have already had the corporate exposure report higher level of confidence, better interpersonal skills, employ-ability rate and tend to adapt faster to the professional work environment of any industry.
Following are the top 5 ways in which students can gain valuable skills and experience, vital to their prospective career, while they still have a book in one hand. Read more
Anubhav Misra is an Android junkie, movie buff, pianist and a vocalist in a band. He is also the Founder and Managing Director at Empeiria, an IT firm in India that works with global enterprises, startups and marketers to build and deliver quality software solutions. Empeiria has worked with teams delivering software for clients like Virgin Media, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Barclays and many more since its inception, 3 years ago.
A large chunk of Empeiria’s initial workforce consisted of virtual interns, students who worked on internship projects simultaneously with college. We asked Anubhav what are some of the essential skills he looks for in interns. Here’s what he has to say… Read more
Ever wondered how the whole concept of an internship came into being?
Experts agree that the whole process of gaining first hand work-experience under skilled workers or mentors to help in future job-seeking endeavors is not a new concept. The term ‘Internship’ maybe coined during the late eighties, but it’s fundamental concept dates back to the eleventh century. Unbelievable, right?
Well, we’ll let the numbers and history speak for themselves. Check out the cool info-graphic below that represents how far internships have come through the years and the factors that students all over the world (like you), take into consideration while picking the right one for them in the present day. Read more
Wikipedia defines an internship as a method of on-the-job training for white-collar and professional careers. A study reveals that 6 out of 10 articles on Wikipedia contain factual errors. I’m sure the internship article falls in the remaining 4 ones.
Letsintern was the first platform to catch my eye when it came to internships. Internships were not very common in India before Letsintern’s launch. Probably people did want to intern due to less awareness on that front but even though there wasn’t any formal platform available and one needed strong contacts to get into companies. Post 2010, after the inception of Letsintern, things changed drastically. Read more