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Here are the links to some of the opportunities mentioned in the video.
NOTE : Following guidance is based on my experiences and not to be take as ultimatum
Online platforms for exploring Internship options
- Internshala (obvious)
- Let’s Intern (obvious)
- Best option : Google query “ Intern at (place you’re interested in)”.
The best interns don’t apply for an internship, they approach the company.
How to approach a startup/firm for an internship?
- Do your homework : Study the bare minimums like their product/service, website, user reviews, try out a free version hands-on, check out the buzz around their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Build an in-depth customer review : Now comes the tricky part, try to find someone you know in the same sector of business to find the industry’s opinion for the company.
- Study their competitors : It’s a world full of competitions and it means war. Find out what their USP is and where they lag.
- Don’t just complain : Give your solutions and add ‘what would you suggest’ if given a chance (the internship).
This is what most people end up doing in their first internships. Delivering the above mentioned on first contact will blow every other contending resume in the batch out of the waters.
Things to consider while choosing an Internship
- Experience Gained
- Sector (when you have any inclinations or aspirations of joining the same)
- Company culture
- Network potential (Quality of employer plus readiness to help you)
- Stipend (how many bucks per bang)
- Future prospect (Pre-placement opportunities) Don’t worry about this one just yet.
Maximum utilization of an Internship
- Building a network along fellow team/colleagues: gel in quickly, learn more about the culture. (Personal tip : Find the ‘guides’, people who’d want to show you around and be your true helpers.)
- LOR (Letter of Reccomendation) from a senior.
- Tapping into people’s LinkedIn resources.
- Grab any opportunities around : Try new things and learn with the raw exposure.
- Things you should at least try once : Try to understand how the software works, PR/Marketing works, client handling works, paid services used and their utility. These are the prime aspects shared by most work places. Understanding one helps grasping others quickly.
Means of Self enrichment
- Work on your Interpersonal skills (soft skills)
- Public Speaking (Take TED as an inspiration)
- Mindful Meditation (Try headspace app by Andy Puddicombe)
- Make healthy habits
- Social handle optimization (Working on your Personal Brand)
- Take up volunteering opportunities (Do you part)
- Learn from your Family business
- Take part in various events taking part in your city (check meetup.com)
- Science fiction novelties by Isaac Asimov gives crazy perspectives.
- Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
- What if? by Randall Munroe
- Zero to One by Peter Thiel
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
- Laws of Power by Robert Greene
- Bhagwat Geeta
- Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi
- Good to Great by Tim Collins
- Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom