Stats on importance of internships and acquiring skills
99% of Interns develop themselves
95% of students get placed after
60% of Students struggle without experience
64% Internship offered with no compensation due to lack of skills
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Give it a read if you are a student and confused how to build your career and if you have the following question in your mind then this is made for you!
Before you begin with Internship if you are a fresher and if you think you should not commit the same mistake which most of us including me committed as a fresher check our career failure article, I’m pretty sure you would love it!
This blog is for an absolute beginner who wants to learn and understand more about internship – If you are getting into UG or already an UG student and falls under the age group of 16 to 20 this is made for you!!
Let me give you a small insights on internship, Thank you for being with me till here I hope to see you reading with me till the end of the article Let’s begin to focus on the following topics, you will learn the following in detail!
Let us now understand more about Internship
Internship is a process of developing professional and self-essential skills which is necessary to acquire before getting into any employment opportunity.
Internship can be provided by companies or accredited or qualified platforms.
Types of Internships
Fee based Internships
Fee based internship is a process of training and mentoring students along with which students are provided with hands on projects to perform so that whatever is been trained students are getting hands on experience and this is considered as a real time experience as most of the time accredited platforms are liable to get the trainers from the industry who have relevant years of experience, In this case students are supposed to pay mentor fee for getting trained and the project will be evaluated by the mentor for providing feedback.
Who can do this internship?
Anyone who is in under-graduation can perform this internship without any prior skills or experience, It is suggested to get started with Fee based internship in first year itself.
This type of internships are provided for freshers who have no experience and doing an internship for the first time due to academics or profiling purpose in which there will be no monetary terms will be involved. Employer will give free training and in-return Candidate is expected to perform all the work for free on-behalf of getting trained.
Who can do this internship?
In-order to perform this internship one must need to acquire basic skill sets in the relevant field, After completing training over relevant skill set employer would hire a candidate who can help them in their projects.
Stipend based internships
This is the most difficult kind of internship to achieve , Most of the time 3rd or final year students would have high probability of getting hired for stipend based internship after having relevant internship experience and relevant skill set as per employers expectation. Most of the time candidate who have holistic profile will get into this internship preferably.
Who can do this internship?
Students pursuing 3rd or final year of under-graduation.
Students who have relevant skill in the field.
Students who have relevant Internship or work experience
This a lot more information you have gathered let us now understand something more about why one should undergo an internship before getting employed why not direct job can be taken? I always had this thought when I was a student if you have such thought then I can tell you, you are very much creative, hahahah just kidding lets check what is there next .
Benefits of internships – Importance (Read carefully you might be excited)
● Internships are the best methodology to prepare yourself before you go and join a new company
● Internships make you think about the practical aspects you need to improve compared to your college or grad school.
● They give you massive opportunities to understand your co-students and benchmark you to a better standard.
● They give you new ideas on your career path and gives you options to understand your aptitude for a particular job
● It is also a platform to evaluate your current skills vis a vis what is required so that you can make a gap analysis
● It gives you the best of the ability, a communication skill that most of us lack to coexist in an office atmosphere.
Out of all these skills, today central area, which is very much in the requirement for most companies, is communication skills.
Suppose you happen to get an opportunity in a multinational organization; the first requirement will be your ability to speak in English.
It becomes a challenge, especially when English is not our first language. Most companies that hire people at various levels and functional skills look for communication skills and good English fluency.
Certain areas like marketing, sales, and public relations need intense and good English communication skills. Even Though companies are interested in your functional skills, at the end of the day, if you are unable to communicate fluently with your colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders, then it does not give you any desired outcome.
Eventually, only when you can effectively communicate with people in and around you adds value to your profession. The manner and style today of most of the companies function, we get to understand invariably in a globalized environment, and multi-language, multicultural, and different belief systems are in place.
It becomes all the more critical that we need to keep in touch with the organization entire gamut to meet our objectives.
Effective communication plays a significant role in this and adds as a catalyst for achieving our goals. Also, in the corporate ladder, as days go by, employees need to manage a team, where members are from diverse backgrounds, and the one thing which binds all of the team members is the flow of communication from top to bottom, lateral and bottom to top.
When the communication is effective, people are cohesive and coordinate their work very well. It becomes easy to get things done, and we get the team effectiveness in terms of performance output. In the longer run, improving your communication skills from a particular level to the next level, like Leadership communication skills, becomes a must. The starting point and foundation is your internship training, where we understand the gaps and start working on them.
Over time, we can get a grip on this, improving our working relationships, output, etc. English is not your native language, or the first language is no more a show stopper if you understand the need for communicating fluently. Otherwise, you are stuck here, and despite all your talents in the domain area, it is evident that it becomes a stumbling block because of your lack of ability to communicate well. So to conclude, the starting point of an Internship is the best place to equip your skills.
Maybe technical skills, decision making or out of box thinking, etc.
When I worked for a Real estate company in sales, I found a young new intern from China, and he was an architect. He had so many accolades to his credit, and he is the best outgoing student in the college. I had a month close working with him for design inputs. His major challenge was communicating in English. He could not engage himself with the team as he was the only Chinese guy.
Even Though he was young, energetic, and intelligent, there was no proper orientation to put him through a structured program in making good on his deficiency of not being able to communicate. Eventually, he resigned and went back. Even Though we hired him for the specific purpose of using him well on his exemplary talents, despite all his skills, he felt fish out of the water just because he struggled to communicate in English. He is an intern, and not drawing attention, did not give comfort was also another reason.
It is a real-life incident where I realized that even though English is not knowledge, communicating in English is essential for your professional success, especially when you are in such environments.
How to find an internship?
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