The purpose of this diary is to document our (the whole Internshala team) experiences as we set Internshala up. A sneak peek into behind the scenes action for students, well wishers, and fellow entrepreneurs. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed living it!

My first remote and Cloud Internship experience at Internshala

February 13th, 2014 No comments

My experience witSanchit SoniLinkedIn 29th Jan 2014h team Internshala has been great. I first contacted Internshala about architecture internship and they were very prompt and positive about building that platform for architecture as well. Later I wrote an article and Internshala published it, I was very happy because that was the first time my article got published on any website.

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What I Expect From This Internship

January 25th, 2014 No comments

Swapnil SurveSwapnil Surve, a final-year engineering student from VJTI, Mumbai with his nothing-left-to-do-in-life feeling talks about what attracted him to go back to the school of internships.

So, here I am sitting in a train with my laptop on my way to college trying to figure out what exactly I am expecting from this internship that I’ve just bagged at India’s most followed internship portal.

To be completely frank (because that’s what Sarvesh Sir told me to be :-P ), I have no idea.

I have no idea how it’s going to shape up. I have no idea whether I would enjoy it. And I have no idea whether I’ll be comfortable handling all the workload while trying to adapt to the fast-paced start-up ecosystem.  Read more…

My First Internship Experience!!

January 4th, 2014 No comments

Hanshika Gupta, currently a 3rd year Pulp and Paper Engineering student at IIT Roorkee, shares her first internship experience at Internshala.


“Life is a journey with problems to solve, 
lessons to learn and most of all, an EXPERIENCE to ENJOY!!!”

hanshika_picYes, like everyone else, my first internship has been an exciting endeavor in my life so far and I have the best memories associated with it.

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4 reasons to work with Internshala

December 20th, 2013 No comments
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Dharmaraj, yet-another-engineer, shares his reasons to take up an entrepreneurial internship while cribbing about missing out on Maggie noodles and coffee.

 

Hello everyone! And congratulations, you’ve fallen in the trap too! Because the curiosity that led me to know more about the amazing team that makes Internshala what it is, will definitely leave you with a feeling of wanting to be a part of it as well.

What I expect from my internship at Internshala

December 20th, 2013 No comments

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Rima Roy, a 4th year B.Tech, IT student at NSEC Kolkata.

I have just received the confirmation for an entrepreneurial internship at Internshala and I am really looking forward to it. To start with, I had no hope of landing myself this excellent opportunity but I applied for it all the same. While applying although I was hoping for the best I was prepared for the worst! I just did not want to waste my winter vacation surfing television channels day in and day out! Internshala has been my companion for the past one year and now when I stumbled upon this internship offer where I saw that this amazing start up was hiring itself, I could not stop myself from applying. It was a few days later that I received a mail from Sarvesh sir which was soon followed by a telephonic interview. And here I am now all set to serve Internshala as an intern. I hope that it will be a great learning experience for me and that I will also be able to contribute for the betterment of this enterprise in my own small way!

My Journey into the Next – Gen Corporate World with Internshala

December 19th, 2013 No comments

Prachi singhalAbout author – Prachi Singhal is a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at BVM Engineering College, Gujarat Technical University and an entrepreneurship intern at Internshala.

Dreams keep on changing. At the dawn of my college life, I was full of dreams – I will do that; I will go there; I will have so much fun; and blah blah. But just after a few months, I was totally fed up with my college life, and wanted something new. My dreams changed, and now I wanted an awesome professional life, a corporate life – full of people with personality and attitude. I dreamed of enjoying those perky office moments – you rush to meet deadlines, gossip with your colleagues, and complain about your boss. I also wanted to learn through experience since learning by reading was never my cup of tea.

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Interning with Internshala!

December 16th, 2013 No comments

Tanya PandeyTanya, currently a 3rd year B.Tech, ECE student at JIIT Noida, encapsulates her expectations of interning with Internshala.

Hello Everyone! After managing to secure a brilliant Entrepreneurship internship at Internshala, I am all keyed up, energized and looking forward to working for one of India’s fastest growing start-ups and a hugely popular place for students to visit. It is indeed going to be an enriching experience, and I say that not due to employer obligations, but having read true stories of amazing professionalism and hearing about learning experiences at Internshala, first hand.

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My New Journey with Internshala

December 9th, 2013 No comments

AmrutaAmruta, currently a 3rd year B.Tech, EE, student at IIT Jodhpur, shares her experience so far and expectations from her Internship with Internshala.

It was just 2 years back, when I was on cloud nine, had cleared supposedly the toughest exam of India, had enrolled in one of the most prestigious institutions and had thought that from then on there was no need to worry for at least 3 years, till the placement season! But in the summer of my first year, I noticed all the seniors talking about ’Internships’ , ‘First Pay Cheques’ and blah blah on Facebook while I was at home doing absolutely nothing! The first thing I did, after coming back to college was to find out what this ‘Internship’ thing was all about? From there on my journey with Internshala began. One of my seniors told me to like the Facebook page of Internshala and to keep checking their website on a regular basis.
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My first internship @Internshala

December 4th, 2013 No comments

Pranjal Verma

Pranjal, currently pursuing B.Tech. in BSBE at IIT Kanpur, shares his expectations from Internshala In-office Internship.

While at college, one of the most common phrases that we hear from most of our seniors is - Dude, anyhow get an intern! But dear well-wishers usually forget to tell the most important thing – how? For the first two semesters in the college, I struggled to figure out the actual meaning of this word - intern. And by the time I understood it, my batch-mates were already getting hired for internships. Soon I realized the importance of internship for a student, and started to look for one. Like most of the college students, I was confused – In what field should I do an internship? But, little I knew that in a couple of days, I would  be interning with India’s leading internship portal– Internshala.

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Eight months of a wonderful journey and still continuing….

November 23rd, 2013 No comments

ghNamrata, currently pursuing M.Sc. Economics in IIT Kanpur shares her experience as an Internshala Campus Intern.

I don’t understand when people say that after school your life kind of changes and we become more responsible and take care of our self. Well, I’m not sure which part of that is true but I would definitely say that college life indeed brings some major changes. I feel internships plays an important role in this regard and are an inevitable part of every student’s college life. It is the best time to learn how to enter the professional world without losing the fun side of one’s life as a student. And of course it largely depends on the kind of institution/company which you work with.

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Internshala – A learner’s paradise!

November 15th, 2013 No comments

sankalp-image1Sankalp shares his experience as a Work-from-home intern at Internshala.

It was that nice day of September, I was sitting on my couch (In fact I don’t have one, I was lying on my bed :D) when I received a mail from Sarvesh, saying I have got selected for a work-from-home internship for UI Design.

Let’s look at the factors that were compelling enough for me to sign that offer letter at once- UI Design: a field of my choice, work-from-home: who wouldn’t like sitting in the comfort of his own home, and the important one- Internshala: one of India’s most in-demand startup for internship. It simply couldn’t get better than this.

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“Internshala – My second family”

November 8th, 2013 No comments

ManojManoj Sureddi shares his experience from the date of joining till  now as a Web Development Intern in Internshala!

My journey with Internshala started when Vikram interviewed me on Facebook. It has been a quest of knowledge since the day I became a part of it and also, I got my first ever official email-id. It has been three months now and I gained a lot of experience about working in different teams, meeting the hard deadlines in short-spans and, other such requirements that raised my potential much higher. Now, I actually believe in the saying “learning is never an ending process”.

With such an efficient mentorship I received, I was able to explore a lot of knowledge and gain a lot of positive energy. Vikram has guided me at every step of my journey with Internshala. As a Web Development Intern, each and every project I was handling was challenging and made me feel more enthusiastic to work upon. I was successful in performing the web development activities which I never imagined doing by myself ever, and Internshala pushed me harder towards excellence. I am so happy and proud to be associated with Internshala and I wish to be a part of the Internshala family for longer time.

Two years, and (still) loving it!

October 23rd, 2013 5 comments

About author – Sarvesh Agrawal is the founder of Internshala. In this article, he writes about his entrepreneurship journey of 2 years.

20th October marked 2 years since I quit my job and took to Internshala as a full time gig. This also happens to be the longest ever professional stint for me – earlier three lasted 18 months each.

How do I feel? At peace.

When in a job, I was always worried that gradually, like 99% others, I will also become part of the mad race – get good education, a good job (great if you work abroad), a car, a family, a house, few EMIs, then a bigger car, a bigger house, and even bigger EMIs and then boom! You die. Leaving no legacy, no imprint whatsoever.

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Lessons from Internshala 2.0 launch

October 6th, 2013 No comments
Today we launched Internshala 2.0. I believe it is simpler, sleeker and faster for a user and robust, modular and scalable at the backend, but I will leave that for users and time to tell.

In this blog post, I want to share my learnings as a non technical founder trying to get a state of the art internship portal built.

 

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“I enjoyed my internship at Internshala”

August 20th, 2013 No comments

VaibhavVaibhav Gupta, currently pursuing Computer Science & Engineering from Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, worked as a Web and Content Development intern during his time at Internshala.

There are few sentences, for example ‘Christiano Ronaldo giving a lecture on Astrophysics’ or ‘Emraan Hashmi deterring himself from kissing scenes in movies ‘ or ‘Someone somewhere enjoyed his internship’ , I used to think I would never come across in my wildest of dreams.

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“It was an opportunity given by God to realize my potential!”

August 9th, 2013 No comments

Gangalakshmi

Gangalakshmi Prabhakaran shares how her six-month stint with Internshala as a Web Development Intern has significantly changed her for the better!

It was a breezy evening when I got a call from Internshala’s CEO that I got selected for the 6 months internship.The moment I spoke with him, I knew that the 6 months’ tenure was not going to be a cakewalk. Since it was my first virtual internship, I had some doubts about how it would work out. But then came my mentor, who guided me entirely for those 6 months. I spent some sleepless nights working for the company but everything happens for a reason. My joy knew no bounds when I saw the net result of the project which I was working on.

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My Journey with Internshala

August 6th, 2013 No comments

Varun

Varun Kakumani is a Web Developer and Security Engineer at Internshala. He shares how his journey with Internshala began unexpectedly and has been till now.

I don’t know how to start and where to start. But I have to start from somewhere, so let me start with my introduction. Many people call me hacker, some call me a programmer, and some call me a guy who can’t even pass a JNTU exam. Well, all the three are true. We have our final semester examinations within a month and I am in my final year doing some boring project on Apache High Availability Clusters. Nobody in my class ever said anything about internships, not even our faculty, may be they thought its not important or they might be too busy copy pasting their project documentations(thanks to Bill Gates).
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What I Expect From This Internship

July 25th, 2013 No comments

Kriti Saxena, a 3rd year IT student at NSIT Delhi and the newest addition to Internshala team, talks about her expectations from this internship.

From the moment I saw the application I was supposed to fill while applying for this internship, I knew this was no run-of-the-mill stuff. As the description had said, the whole recruitment process was as if the CEO of the organization was to be selected, not a mere intern. This cemented my belief that if I was selected, I was going to receive my first LEGITIMATE work experience. And as luck would have it, I did get through and I’m finally a part of Internshala. Here’s what I expect from this stint.

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Making of InternSaturday 2013

July 10th, 2013 No comments

Nikhil Varshney

Nikhil Varshney is (now) a 4th year Civil Engineering student at IIT Roorkee, is one of Internshala’s first CampusInterns and was the lead coordinator for InternSaturday 2013 – Internshala’s flagship on ground career guidance and networking event for students from all over India. In this article, he relives his experience of making InternSaturday 2013 a reality and what he learned in the process.

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Why I wouldn’t have missed InternSaturday for anything

July 3rd, 2013 No comments

Team InternshalaJaai Vipra worked with Internshala until last month. At InternSaturday she relives the experience that is Internshala and her conviction in its basic principles gets strengthened. Read as she narrates what happened at InternSaturday.

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