With placement season coming closer in colleges; like a ritual I penned down application letters and résumé for a few friends. Some of their résumés looked nothing but plain BIO DATA. Reason was simple: They were so engrossed in getting educated in college that they never got any sort of industry education. This is not entirely their fault. Very less courses have compulsory internship as a part of the course.
Most of the colleges focus on OVERALL DEVELOPMENT of the results so they can boast and continue the in-flow of students constantly. On an average only 20% students go through internship during undergraduate course. Here is why I feel one should get engaged into internship.
EXPOSURE: India often regarded as THIRD WORLD by the West is booming into service sector. International firms are setting up their service process units in India. There is a large pool of employment but students are UNFIT for it. Industries do train their employees but they expect the new comers to have basic knowledge of how things work. Nothing looks better than experience letter from a firm attached with your résumé. So go out and EXPOSE yourself.
Team Management: Hanging around with group of friends is completely different from working with a group of people you have not known before. Even if you are going to work with small company; there would be people around you. You may not like certain things about their behavior, actions and vice versa. If you are industry virgin, you may face HARD time fitting into office and might turnout to be a misfit.
Skill Development: Internships are meant to polish an individual. If you possess skills, develop it. This is possible when you work in firms where you get chance to do self-analysis. Also you develop new skills.
There are lot of other benefits which you get as in intern.
1. Enhanced communication skills
2. Building professional network
3. Self analysis
4. Boosted confidence.
and much more. There are lot of companies that felicitate students to get internships and companies to get interns. letsintern; hellontern twenty19, letmeknow, india interns, internshala are some of the leading internship companies in India.
So if you haven’t looked for any internships yet, go grab the opportunity and improve your résumé.
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