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How to start a career in Business Analytics?

April 5th, 2014 No comments

Kunal JainAbout author – Kunal Jain, is an IIT Bombay graduate (Class of 2006), with 8 years of global analytics experience (with Capital One in UK and with Aviva India), and founder & CEO of Analytics Vidhya – India’s leading analytics knowledge portal.

In this article Kunal shares experts tips on how to start a career in Analytics.

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Why I Chose A Career That You Might Not Even Have Heard Of!

March 11th, 2014 2 comments

Anaghaa Venugopal, a Mechie turned ‘Yuvaveer’ talks about why she decided to start her career by choosing a path often chosen by our ‘youth’ post-retirement.

AnaghaVenugopal_YuvaveerEveryone tells us what we are supposed to do. Birth, schooling, engineering, MBA, high paying job, marriage, kids, and thereafter making your kids do EXACTLY what you did. If you manage to do all of these without too many obstacles, apparently you’re successful. And in between, just for a few extra credits or for your resume to stand out among a stack of others, you do what everyone else does: A stint in an NGO or community service. But whose interests are you really ‘serving’ in the process? Read more…

Life At IIM-Indore

February 11th, 2014 No comments

Akhil Krishnan, who is currently pursuing his PGDM (MBA in popular term) first year at IIM Indore, tells us what it’s like inside the walls of the institute most students dream of getting into.

Akhil Krishnan_IIMIndoreIIM Indore is a whole new world altogether. The campus is in the outskirts of the city and situated at a hilly region. It’s the largest campus as compared to the other IIMs or top B-schools with the infrastructure being at par with world class institutions.

A simple day at IIM Indore is similar to that of any other B-school. We are loaded with assignments which need to be submitted before the deadlines. Also, all the lectures require us to be thorough with the readings or else the entire lecture would end up being a huge bouncer. We need to be on our toes all the time as there may be a surprise quiz taken at any time.

The environment here is very competitive. IIM Indore gives more weightage to consistent academic performance while selecting the candidates and so we are surrounded by college and university toppers coming from different parts of India.  You can just imagine the amount of efforts that need to be put in to catch up with them.

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Sexual Harassment at Workplace –10 things an HR Manager must know about Vishaka Guidelines

February 1st, 2014 No comments

Raj DamAbout the author: Raj Dam is the Founder and Head of Sales & Marketing at QuizWorks- one of India’s finest enterprise gamification companies that uses gamification tools and techniques in raising awareness on company policies like Business Compliance Guidelines, Employee Health and Safety, Sexual Harassment at Workplace, IT Policy etc. Born and raised in Assam, he is an evangelist of North East India and its way of life. Raj hearts India, Satyajit Ray, angling and turns into a Brazilian when the world cup soccer is on.

The brutal gang rape of a social worker in Rajasthan in 1997, brought to the attention of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, “the absence of domestic law occupying the field, to formulate effective measures to check the evil of sexual harassment of working women at all work places.” This resulted in India finally enacting its law on prevention of sexual harassment against female employees at the workplace. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“Sexual Harassment Act”) has been made effective on April 23, 2013. This is called Vishaka Guidelines after the Guidelines and norms laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Vishaka and Others Vs. State of Rajasthan and Others(JT 1997 (7) SC 384).

10 Key Salient Features of Vishaka Guidelines are as follows:

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How To Not Be An Engineer Or A Doctor And Be A Pilot Instead

January 31st, 2014 No comments

Akshay Naravane, a 21-year-old qualified pilot from IGRUA, Raebareli, shares his experience about his journey, most of which involved him getting ‘high’.

Pilot_AkshayNaravaneAccording to my parents, being a Pilot is the costliest dream I ever had. And I second that thought completely. Everyone wanted to be a pilot when they were kids; something big and white up in the sky always got everyone’s attention and got them excited. Read more…

How College Changed me (For Better or For Worse)

December 2nd, 2013 2 comments

Archana RajanAbout author: – Archana Rajan, winner of Internshala Guest Article writing contest, is in her final year of B. Tech in Civil Engineering at Government Engineering College, Kozhikode, Kerala. She loves music more than anything. And takes a lot of risks :) cause that’s what life’s all about. 

True that Archana!

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Law Internships: Everything you need to know

November 29th, 2013 2 comments

swatiAbout author – Swati Shankar is a 4th year Law student at National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

Importance of Legal Internships:

Internship is an important part of academic curriculum because they help one gain practical knowledge and experience required to excel in their respective fields. Legal internships are not an exception to this rule. Legal internships help law students decide their respective areas of interest out of a plethora of opportunities offered by legal education be it a career in a corporate law firm, litigation, academics or working for NGOs.

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Architecture internships (India and Abroad)

October 29th, 2013 No comments

About author – Sanchit Soni is a final year B.Arch (class of 2014) student at School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.

Internships in Architecture are of utmost importance, since internships help students gain a relationship between the academic part of coursework and the pragmatic aspects of designing and building to the execution level. Broadly speaking, there can be two types of internship in Architecture

  1. Summer or winter internship (which lasts 1-2 months )
  2. Mandatory semester internship as per the guidelines of CoA (Council of Architecture)

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Corporate Life

September 20th, 2013 2 comments
About Author - Krishna Vamsi is a postgraduate in HR from IIT kharagpur (MHRM, Class of 2013) and has interned with ING Vyasa, PepsiCo previously. He is presently working as an HR consultant with freshersworld.com. In this thought provoking prose, he shares lessons learned in early days of his Corporate life.

Daa: The Person Who Taught Me The Best.

September 13th, 2013 1 comment

AparnaAparna Bisht, a final year M.Sc. Physics student at NITK Surathkal, is the winner of Internshala Guest Article Contest organised on the occasion of Teacher’s Day this year. Below is her article on “The person who taught me best”.

There is no denying in what Alex Haley said, “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” Yes, he was my shining star and forever shall be.

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Tips for Scoring an International Internship

September 1st, 2013 No comments

Aman JhalaniAman Jhalani is a student of IIT Delhi pursuing Dual Degree (Integrated Masters) in the field of Chemical Engineering. This summer, he landed an internship with a Research profile at Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. He hands out nifty tips to bag a lucrative international internship!

Getting an internship in a world renowned college was a dream come true for me. But before that let me tell you, students getting internships at foreign universities is not a new thing, its just that majority people don’t really know how to apply for the same and clearly Internshala has done a great job in bridging that gap.

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How Freshers Can Ace Interviews For Business Analytics Roles

August 17th, 2013 1 comment

Kunal JainKunal Jain, a post graduate from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering, has spent more than 6 years in field of Business Analytics. His work experience ranges from mature markets like UK to a developing market like India. He writes a regular blog on Analytics Learning.

Campus interviews can be very competitive, especially so, if you want to secure a job with the best companies. Further, if you are a fresher, the experience of giving interviews can be unnerving at times. The combination of these factors can make even the best analysts falter when being on top of the game matters the most.

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The “Real” America for the International Student

August 16th, 2013 4 comments

AnirbanAnirban Samanta, currently an MS student in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, talks about the various aspects of his life as an international student living in the USA.

It’s a dream to some, to some it’s the promise of a better education/life, to some it’s a way to make lots of money, to some it’s just a tourist destination. I am here to tell you that America is more AND also less and at the same time it can be very strange indeed. I came to US in September of 2012 for my MS in Electrical Engineering. It turns out I came prepared in many ways but also had to adapt in many ways. When I was first asked about my experiences here in US, I was a bit confused as how best to present US to some aspiring Indian student. It needed some soul searching and some retrospective observations. I have not gone outside California and all my accounts are based on my experiences here in California.

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An applicant’s internship cover letter

July 22nd, 2013 12 comments

We recently received this as a cover letter for an Editorial & Marketing internship opening at Internshala and the novelty of the write up caught our attention and left us smiling. Tell us what you think?

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Balanced Diet for Your Career after College

July 20th, 2013 No comments

A very impCareer Dietortant component of your life is the career you have chosen for yourself because it defines your success, your attitude towards, and is a measure of your influence in this fast paced world. College education is one of the most important crucial phase of life, because it lays the foundation of a successful career ahead in life. Your success is a result of many key habits that you should learn and implement while in college, So as to shape a balanced and blessed career. These important components of the career diet are:

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To B.E or not to B.E

July 20th, 2013 1 comment

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When the pesky uncle comes home, “Hello beta! What are you going to do further?” “Um, well I haven’t really thought about it yet, may be I want to be a fashion designer.” He stares at you from top to bottom and says,  “Woh toh hobby hai beta!

Nobody says he or she wants to be an engineer when he or she is young. We barely know what Engineering means. But what happens when we grow up? Reality hits us, that’s for sure. But very few people amongst us pursue the career of their choices. Very rarely do we listen to our inner calling. The insanely competitive world gives us less time to breathe and lesser time to think.  It’s like a protocol or something. Great marks – Medicine. Not so great marks – Engineering.

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Internship 101

July 20th, 2013 No comments

Internship101Nowadays, doing an internship during one’s vacation has become more of a fad than a necessity. Almost all students join an internship in whichever company they are able to worm their way into, irrespective of whether the work they’ll be doing will actually increase their knowledge of the field they are majoring in. In India, the whole concept of Industrial Training is very skewed. One lands an internship, more often than not, on the basis of who one’s dad knows, instead of one’s own merit.

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A Monday Morning That Changed My Life

July 10th, 2013 2 comments

Tejas PolTejas Pol currently works at a leading global consultancy firm that was also the company he started his career with upon graduating from IIT Madras in 2007. In between, for 3 years (2009-2012), he worked with an NGO in Pune in development policy advocacy. In this article, Tejas  shares his story of what nudged him to break away from a plush corporate career to work at ground level and how that experience helped him to be at more peace with himself once he joined the Corporate world again in 2012. 

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Internships: Build Your Resume. Get Hired. Earn More.

July 8th, 2013 No comments

The article has been contributed by official GMAT blog on www.mba.com. The original article can  be found at http://officialgmat.mba.com/2013/01/24/to-the-interns-go-the-jobs/

Experience + graduate business education will put you in the driver’s seat of your career. One sure way to give your job prospects a boost is to do an internship. Whether you are starting a new career or steering your career in a new direction, an internship offers an opportunity to broaden your real-world work experience, explore a different industry, try on a new job role, enhance your business skills and knowledge, and focus your career goals.

Here are a few reasons why you should make an internship part of your job-hunting or career-development strategy – before completing your graduate business program.

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India of my dreams – Pallavi Tyagi’s winning essay

July 4th, 2013 No comments

Pallavi TyagiPallavi Tyagi from Indraprastha College for Women is the winner of Leader of Tomorrow contest organized pre-InternSaturday wherein all the participants were asked to send in a short write up of 200 words on India of My Dreams - hers was adjudged the best by the jury. She shared the dais with Dr. Kiran Bedi to make her speech.

Read on to see what she has to say.  Read more…


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