About the Author: Ambar Gupta, a student of Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, talks about his experience of learning new concepts of programming.
An internship is a buzz among undergraduate students and it was no different for me. I started looking for an internship after my 3rd year to hone my existing skills and learn new ones. I googled and explored numerous opportunities in top tier corporates. After a week of applying, I started receiving emails from different companies. At Conferro Heritae, I was one of the fifteen shortlists from over 145 applicants. The organisation accepted interns after they cracked an interview preceded by an assignment given two to three hours prior to the interview. An applicant needed to complete the assignment before the interview or would be rejected. The tasks given in that assignment were –
- To create a web page with a creative login page for the user using a database connectivity.
- To store the data provided by the user during login and display it on the screen when the user gets successfully logged in.
- To display data using a decent and responsive UI.
I was greeted warmly but everybody got busy with the work soon. I realised that the employees were very particular about their jobs. My job was to maintain and build some new pages and features for the company’s website which was an e-commerce website selling antique and vintage items ranging from 189o’s pocket watch to 1910’s old vintage cars. Being a full stack developer, I was handling both backend and frontend with the primary aim of making the website responsive. I worked on a lot of projects involving complex applications. I exploited my skills and soon enough the work started seeming easy due to the elevation of my knowledge. Later I was assigned a project to improve the SEO for the website. SEO is used to increase the visibility of your website on various browsers during the search. This was not my area of expertise, but I used my basic knowledge to manage it. The internship was enriching in all its aspects. I learnt not only about the culture of a highly established organisation but also newer concepts of programming languages.
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