We’ve all heard it – it is important to do your research about an organization before your interview. Employers state candidates’ lack of research as one of their pet peeves. Research is important, not only because it makes decisions like how to answer “Why do you want to work with us?” simpler, but also because employers now consider it a necessity. We’ve made a helpful guide on how and what to research about an organization: –
Among all the ‘social’ media platforms, LinkedIn is used the least by students. Majority of the students while do not even have a profile on LinkedIn, those who do treat it like a big, grumpy distant uncle in family whom you know you have to say hello but you do not want to.
However boring it may feel, truth is, having a professional presence on LinkedIn helps. It will help you discover many opportunities, connect with professionals and stay ahead of the competition in your career quest. Here is a list of things that students can include in their LinkedIn profile to create an effective online presence rather than leaving it all blank.
About Author: Rahul is pursuing his Integrated Masters in Physics at IIT Madras. He shares his really interesting internship experience of ‘not’ getting an internship. Confused? You will know as you read on.
A young girl’s ambition to become a pilot starts taking form when she gets the opportunity to intern with the nation’s esteemed Airport Authority of India. Here’s what she has to say.
About Author: – Akanksha is a final year B.Tech student in Rayat and Bahra College of Engineering and Biotechnology. She is doing her majors in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She interned with the Airport Authority of India, New Delhi and shares her experience with us. Read more…
From magnificent pasts to vivacious modernity, the city of Delhi forms the perfect impression of multiethnic India. It truly upholds the idea where the past and the present coexist. Old Delhi is grandeur of the past whereas New Delhi has a more contemporary ambiance. The national capital has always been famous for its traditions, fine art and diverse civilizations. Apart from this, Delhi has become the most established city in terms of Industrialization, Management, Information Technology, Media, Law, Politics, Social Reforms, and several other career options. This might be the prime reason for the city being visited by interns from around the globe. Read more…
From being not more than a sleepy town half a century back, Bangalore has transformed itself into the reason why American children do their homework well. On the way, it has shed a little of the green that earned it the name “The garden city” and expanded to house some of the finest restaurants, malls and pubs in India. Bangalore is the representative of the New India, the one that is beginning to shine, with no Victorian mammoth lining its skies or no colonial legacy to back it up. Read more…
“Airbus and EADS believe that an engaging problem and the right environment is all it takes to get the best out of any intern”
AECI(Airbus Engineering Centre India)/EADS – Innovation Woks India (IW) internship programme is one among the most sought after internships on Internshala and in the premium campuses as well. AECI, with its recently set up operation in India and small size team, is now looking to give shape to its still nascent internship programme in the near future. Internshala had an opportunity to engage in a one on one conversation with the HR Manager of AECI India, Shishir Kumar. Read further to find out what he has to say about the AECI and EADS internships. Read more…
There is this excellent post on Hyperbole and A Half about the ups and downs of adulthood. The ups and downs of internhood are a little different. You see, internships are like waves.
This is what a wave looks like:
This is how your first internship makes you feel:
You can never be too prepared to live in an alien metro. The change would be enormous, the lifestyle, the kind of work you do, the kind of people you engage with and on top of that the very city you live in. If your destination is Chennai, you can take off the last one from the list of worries. Chennai is one metro which embraces all kinds of people, which has got something in store for everyone, for the dhoticlad conservative to the pubhopping GenZ . Nowhere in India, you can see such a wonderful blend of tradition and modernity, both coexisting peacefully without losing their respective essences. Also since Chennai is home to a bunch of topnotch educational institutions, you will find that it is very student-friendly. Read further for a bunch of things that can make your life outside office exciting.
With summer vacations starting off, most of you have either already started or are about to start your internship. And the timing is ideal for us to dish out some worldly wise gyaan on how to make the most of your internship. But nobody reads the ‘good advice’ these days and hence may be telling you contrary would drive the point home :). So here go 10 sure shot ways to ensure that your internship is a forgettable experience.
10th April, 2012- The Rediff.com recently published an article from Internshala that mentioned 11 tips that every student should follow to land an internship of their dreams. If you are looking for ways to find a meaningful internship that will shape your career and give you an edge over your competitors, your search ends here. Read the complete article here.
Many undergraduate students face the dilemma of whether to go for higher studies (Masters, Ph.D) post completion of UG studies or take up the lucrative job that is available through campus placements. Also there is a feeling that perhaps higher studies and scientific research are not as glamorous career options as a corporate job but the earlier do seem to offer greater autonomy and more intellectual simulation. Faced with such questions, what should a student do?
We turned to Professor V. G. Idichandy from the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, to get his thoughts on the subject. Professor Chandy, in his illustrious career as an academician and an administrator (in his last two roles he served as Deputy Director and Director (Officiating) of IIT Madras) has interacted with a large number of students, professors, government officials, and industry leaders and has insights to offer that all the readers of Internshala can benefit from. Read on…
“At Teach for India, it’s an entrepreneurial work culture. One has to perform his best, because we settle for nothing less than excellence.”
Says Rachita Dhutia who is a Human Resource associate at Teach For India and has been working with them for over 20 months now. She is sincere, intelligent and full of life. Talking to Internshala on Teach for India internships, she speaks about how and why attitude and the right skill set are important in an organization along with adapting to its culture. Read more…
“How I got an internship in DRDO without any contacts or letter of recommendation?” & a Cover Letter
A first hand account of a student’s dilemmas and fights to grab an internship in a prestigious institution, DRDO. Shekhar shares how he decided to go on his own and also shares with us the perfect cover letter that helped him land the internship, in his own words.
About Author: Shekhar Jain is a student of M.Sc Electronics and did his graduation from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. He has a strong interest in spreading information and is passionate about different aspects of Material Sciences. He aims to become a teacher in future or a social worker. In his own words, “Rest depends upon God.”
With academic internships on Internshala (likes of CERN, JNCASR, EPFL etc.) ruling the roost, we have been inundated with requests for tips on how to write an impressive Statement of Purpose (SOP). The kind which grabs selection committee’s attention and forces them to accept you in one go. We present, a been there and done that, expert telling you the finer nuances of how to write an effective SOP.
About the author: – Nirmal Jayaram graduated from IIT Madras in 2006 post which he did his M.S & Ph.D from Stanford University. Whether Nirmal is synonymous with the term Academic Brilliance or coined it; I am not sure. Sample this – he graduated with a CGPA of 9.54 from IIT Madras (last 4 sem GPA being 10/10), he had calls from all 6 IIMs and attended interviews of only 2 and converted both including IIM Ahmedabad. But of course he did not join it. He had admits with full scholarships from Stanford, MIT, Berkley, Cornell, UTA, & Purdue. Rumors has it that MIT admission committee stalked him for weeks to swing his decision in their favor and sulked for months when he went to Stanford instead. With these credentials, if I were you I would pay VERY close attention to what he has to say on SOP writing. Happy reading…
This is exactly where most of us go wrong. The adaptation part I meant. Bungee-jumping into the corporate world without prior and proper homework is like the most innovative self-killing method ever invented.
College binds students with academic assignments and tasks which can be solved by copybook methods or by sharing notes among friends. But not in Corporate world. Late night studies don’t yield the same GPAs or equivalents, sharing notes don’t help as much as it always used to.
So, way out? What should be on the checklist of a student about to jump the corporate bandwagon just after finishing college?
Here’s the deal. We will provide you with a six point solution to all your worries and you can thank us later.
Rajeev is one worried guy these days. He has been toiling hard for the last six months preparing for aptitude tests for the various companies that would visit the campus during the placement season; and also for CAT. Six months down the road, as expected, he cracked the aptitude test for his dream company visiting on Day Zero, and an enviable score in CAT. The only hurdle left between him and a career made of gold is an interview.
And that is what is giving Rajeev nightmares. Last 6 months were all spent preparing for case studies, aptitude tests, and brushing up technical knowledge and he could not pay attention to how to crack an interview.
With Rajeev’s case in hand, we thought we should help him with some necessary tips. Here are our top five, for Rajeev and readers out there who think themselves as Rajeev’s alter-ego.
Rajeev has graduated recently and is waiting to join the permanent posting with the company he was recruited by on the campus. In the meanwhile, Rajeev has decided that he won’t just sit back home, and rather will spend his time meaningfully. And hence came up the idea of doing an internship. Soon enough he grabbed one (the genius that he is), and then he faced the greatest dilemma – to move out of home or not to move out of home. Being his last vacations, he wanted to spend as much time with the family as possible and hence he chose a work from home internship. He is an intern now who can work from his drawing room couch, while on the move in his car, and even updates the latest excel sheets while gulping down a burger at the nearest fast food joint.