An internship guide to Japan- the country of hopes!

March 2nd, 2014 1 comment

Torii of Itsukushima Shrine near Hiroshima, one of the Three Views of Japan and a UNESCO World Heritage SiteThe “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country where the past meets the future. It is known all over the world for its electronic products. Japan is a land of corporate conglomerates such as Nikon, Sony, Hitachi, Suzuki, Mitsubishi etc. Japan has the highest number of science Nobel Laureates in Asia. Japan, in spite of being a small country and prone to many natural disasters, has made its presence felt across the globe. It is seen as a perfect combination of tradition and modernization. You will see skyscrapers everywhere, and then suddenly you will bump into a wooden entrance of an old monastery.

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An internship guide to the USA- the dream destination!

February 22nd, 2014 2 comments

the-statue-of-libertyWhat comes to your mind first when anybody asks you in which foreign country you would wish to intern? Every Indian from childhood dreams of going to ‘Amrica’. The United States of America is one of the most powerful and influential nations of the world today. It is known across the globe for its world- class institutions like the Harvard, MIT, Stanford and many more. It has become a “melting pot” of cultures from around the world with Indians being in majority to migrate to the USA. Once you reach the States, you will not feel away from home! Also remember that it is not a land of television and the movies. It is large, complex, and diverse, with several distinct regional identities. Read more…

Resume vs CV- Differences and when to use which

February 4th, 2014 No comments

Resume Vs CV- Differences and when to use which

The terms resume and CV are often used interchangeably, implying that the two are similar. When in fact, both have distinct usage, different way of writing and even cater to different audiences. It serves well if you know the important differences so that you may correctly draft each one of them.

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An internship guide to Germany- the land of surprises!

February 1st, 2014 No comments

 Brandenburg Gate Being the biggest country of Central Europe, Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally and one of the main economic powers. Known around the globe for its engineering universities and high-tech products, it is equally known for its old-world charm and simplicity. If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its rich history, architecture and diversity.

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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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5 reasons why you still haven’t got an internship.

June 9th, 2013 2 comments

Spoiler alert - bitter medicine and hard hitting advice to follow. Not recommended for weak-hearted or megalomaniacs.

blamegameFor far too long you have blamed the college, the companies, the government, the society, the fate, and the neighbour’s dog as reasons for you still not finding an internship; may be it’s time for a little introspection and see if you yourself have some blame to share.

In our experience, following are the 5 most common reasons why students do not get an internship. And no, lack of enough opportunities is not one of them.

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How to manage your manager

May 13th, 2013 No comments

How to manage your managerManagers or bosses are really nice. Really nice subjects of jokes, that is. These jokes make it seem like bosses have been terrorizing employees for generations. Since it is likely that for most of you, an internship this summer will bring you in contact with your first ever boss, it is helpful to know what real bosses are like. We hope these tips help you manage all sorts of bosses, from jovial to evil dictators: Read more…

How to ace the mid-term review during your internship

May 10th, 2013 No comments

presentation_nervousnessMost of the corporate internships have a mid-term review where you, the intern, are expected to make a presentation to senior management (people above your manager/mentor’s level) on your internship. This is also an opportunity for you to impress them (i.e. senior management) with your work which hopefully would translate into the much desired PPO.

For many students this may be their first ever presentation inside a corporate environment and it is natural to feel a little nervous; however these 10 tips should calm your nerves and help you sail through this important milestone of your internship smoothly.

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Resume score calculator

May 6th, 2013 No comments

where_do_you_standA college student prepares his or her first resume when applying for an internship and it’s natural to feel a bit clueless about how to make one. You often wonder what you should write in your resume and what you should not. How do you present your resume in a way that impresses a company to offer you the internship or invite you for the interview ? Due to lack of awareness and experience, most of the students make many basic mistakes in their resume which may hurt their internship/job prospects.

To help a student understand if his or her resume also contains these fundamental mistakes and how does his or her resume compare against other students; Internshala has prepared a free Resume Score Calculator that you can use to get a score on your resume.

We hope this calculator would help you improve your resume and build an awareness among students about importance of a good resume. You can access the calculator here

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How to get over the fear of public speaking

May 5th, 2013 No comments

PowerPoint presentations, class presentations, farewell speeches…there’s no escaping public speaking. There’s also no reason to start shaking every time you see a stage. We’ve compiled some helpful tips to make your public speaking experience as pleasant as possible. Read more…

What is the difference between a CV and a resume?

April 21st, 2013 2 comments

resume vs cvThis is one of the commonly asked questions on Internshala and until recently even we, just like most of the other folks in the industry in India, used both the terms interchangeably thinking there was no difference.

But it turns out there is indeed some important and noteworthy difference.

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How (and what) to research about an organization before an interview

March 31st, 2013 1 comment

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: –

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Sample internship resume

December 8th, 2012 3 comments

Ever since the launch of Internshala EDGE (a service where you can get your resume reviewed by experts), we have received several requests from students for a sample internship resume. Please  note that while there are no rigid rules on what exactly constitutes a great internship resume, we have tried our best to come up with a format which we believe can be a good starting point.

Without further delay, you may download the Internshala recommended template for a sample internship resume here

If you would like an expert’s help to improve your current resume, subscribe to Internshala Career Services

Office Parties and Dinners – Etiquettes

November 25th, 2012 No comments

What’s supposed to be fun, a way to unwind and get to know one another better can be confusing if not nerve-wracking. How do you behave at an office party? Should you drink or not? Who do you talk to, about what, and what do you wear? Internshala answers all your questions!

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8 types of weird interview questions you may want to be ready for

November 2nd, 2012 2 comments

As a general rule, ‘quirky’ interview questions may seem odd, unfair and even annoying, but there’s a thought behind most of them. They’re designed to gauge a specific aspect of your personality. Even if that explanation doesn’t seem good enough, many top companies (Apple, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Google) ask candidates strange questions at interviews. What is important to remember is that weird interview questions are stressful because they’re supposed to be stressful. They’re supposed to evaluate how you react in situations of pressure. So treat them like fun puzzles that you want to solve out of curiosity and not because you want the internship/job, and you should be fine. The eight types of weird interview questions you may want to be ready for are: Read more…

What to write in your LinkedIn profile if you are a student

October 28th, 2012 6 comments

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.

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Last Day at an Internship: Must Do’s

October 20th, 2012 No comments

The last day at an internship is as important as the first day, and sometimes has more influence on your colleagues and boss than your entire internship itself. How you leave office is your last impression and determines how they will remember you, and to make sure it’s a good impression, do not forget to do the following things.

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LinkedIn and your search for an internship

October 16th, 2012 No comments

LinkedIn can be confusing at first, being quite unlike any other networking website. So we made a checklist that we hope helps you in your endeavour to find an internship, a job, or simply to network. If you have any more helpful tips, do share!

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The PowerPoint Presentation Survival Guide

September 16th, 2012 No comments

For many students, an internship is their first opportunity to make a formal power point presentation. While it’s natural for you to feel nervous, but armed with this essential life saver Power Point info graphic guide, winning over your audience should be easier than you think! Read on…

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There is no I in ‘TEAM’ : Things to know about being in a team to save heartburn later.

June 24th, 2012 No comments

Sandeep ‘Rigid’ Reddy was full of emotions when he nervously woke up his teammates. True, he was the only one who had at least an ounce of consciousness left to keep going when they all succumbed to sleep one by one. But that is no excuse for single-handedly destroying half a day’s work by drilling a hole in the wrong place when Robocon was just a day away. His teammates woke up and went back to where they left it, to rebuild the robot, not showing any sign of what just happened. While Sandeep was extremely lucky to have been in the right team, all of us might not be as fortunate as him. Read further for some tips on how to make whole more than sum of parts. Read more…

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