Internships are a very important part of a student’s life. No matter whatever stream you join, internships pave the way for a multitude of opportunities. Internships also teach students how to play to their strengths and adapt to the requirements of an organisation.

We asked some students and young professionals what they learnt from their stints as interns, here is what they have to say:

Exposure to Corporate Life

“Internships give experience. It is a perfect time to rehearse all that you need to exhibit. For me, It was an experience of corporate life even before I stepped in fully. During an internship, you get to know how an organization works. You get well acquainted with the company etiquettes. In short, an internship is a blend of lessons which include time management and you also get to interact with a number of people,” says Krishna Singh, MBA student was an intern with a real estate developer.

Internships give experience. It is a perfect time to rehearse all that you need to exhibit. For me, It was an experience of corporate life even before I stepped in fully.

Confidence

“When you want to join an organisation, but have almost no information about its functioning, it becomes very difficult to proceed. Internships give you exposure because, at this time, everyone knows you’re an intern and tries to teach you everything instead of judging you over what you don’t know. Moreover, there are a certain set of rules and regulations carried out in organisations which we do not know in daily life. Internships help us in understanding them. As far as confidence is concerned, internships help us interact with people thus giving our self confidence a boost,” says Akanksha Srivastava, who currently works as an Assistant Professor with Rama University and was an intern with a footwear brand.

Socializing Skills And Networking

Not all of us are good at networking. There are a lot of people who face hesitation in talking to new people. “For me, Internship was a lesson on how to approach people and even how to talk so that the other person gets good vibes and remains interested in the conversation,” says Anmita Yadav who interned at a retail chain store.

Opportunities And Future Reference

“I was an intern with a multinational oil and gas company, in their technology park at Bangalore and was a part of the development project. The internship was superb both in terms of learning and corporate exposure. I received a pre-placement offer at the end of my internship,” says Sheetika Tandon, currently pursuing B.Tech in Kanpur. Internship therefore opens door to new opportunities.

Internships teach you to manage your time and exposes you to latest working trends, it is a rehearsal before you step out on your own in the corporate world as a young professional.

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Anushika Srivastava is an Intern with SheThePeople.Tv

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