For those who believe that student jobs and internships are only around over the summers, look again! Winter is coming – and so are a host of companies looking for extra hands to help them out over these chilly days.
Out of the 353 (and rising) internships that we have available with us for these three months, a large number are recurring in nature and with big brands like Hindustan Times, TATA AIG, Google, Ernst & Young, Urban Clap, among others.
‘I don’t have the time’, you say. However, this is why you should pause, reconsider and put in those extra hours for a winter internship.
Make the most of Winter Break:
Either in a semester system or a yearly one, most of us relish the 10-15 day break that we receive over the year-end as a time to party, get into the fest mode or head home (if you’re putting up in a hostel). But, consider the circumstances –
* You’ve cleared your semester exams and are waiting for the next semester to get underway;
* Most colleges are organising their own college fests or attending others
* Most of your friends, would either head on trips or home
Lean season in companies:
Quarter 3 is ending fast and companies are trying to balance the books during the last quarter, leveraging as much work as possible, without going through a complete hiring process. The easy solution is looking for interns (either paid or unpaid) who could pitch in the hours or opting for freelancers.
How this works for you – Leverage the opportunity and showcase your talents, far ahead of time than your batchmates. Traditionally, interns from lean seasons have higher chances of being hired / brought onboard than the bulk summer lot.
Looksharp, in its 2015 report on College Interns in US (April), surveyed over 50,000 interns (both current and past) and found that paid student internships have a 16 per cent more chance of translating into jobs than unpaid ones. And this perk is far more likely during the winter period than the summer months.
More time for on-the-job training:
Another advantage of a winter internship over a summer job is that it puts up in a closer equation with your bosses than the latter. And you can capitalise on this to gain lessons (life lessons as well as professional hacks) on the career path you have chosen for yourself.
Landing with the right mentor is in fact, a make or break reason why 61 per cent of all interns interviewed for the LookSharp report chose to stay or moved on from their internship pieces.
Expertise in time management:
Think that summer internships are tough? You’ve seen nothing yet! Imagine balancing regular college days, heading to different fests and friend zones, while maintaining a job on the side. The upside is that you’re ready for the big-bad adult world after a winter internship.
Besides the lessons that you learn at class in real time are supplemented with experiences from the job front – just ensure that you don’t fall asleep on either desk!
Have we convinced you to opt for a winter internship yet? Then give the roster of opportunities at Let’s Intern for this time period a try. Who knows – you may end up with the job of your dreams! The extra cash, mentorship and leverage won’t hurt either.
We recommend you to browse through our ever-increasing list of winter internships and choose the best option for yourself.