Welcome to the VJTI Internship Blog!
This is a blog where VJTI students write about their experiences at various corporations and institutes throughout the country. With innumerable students opting to intern over the summer and winter breaks, DLA decided to gather all these accounts and form a compendium of internship information. And voila, VJTI’s first ever Internship Blog was born!
Hopefully this will serve as a vital starting block as well as a forum for anyone preparing to embark on that much talked about glimpse of the real world (read: internship). This blog will be updated regularly to cover all possible internship profiles.
PS: If you want to write about your own internship, email us at email@example.com or visit the 'Contact Us' page.
Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 18 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer–focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for eight decades.
Read more to learn about Yash's experience interning at Larsen & Toubro.
SAP SE is a Germany-based European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP was ranked #1 "Great place to work in India" for the year 2018. Read more to learn about Pranamya's experience interning at SAP Labs India.
Academy of Freedom in Spirit is an NGO founded in 2004. It is based in Greece and takes action on social activities with the aim of protection of human rights to spiritual evolution. It also strives forward to ensure the creation of necessary conditions for their spiritual growth and evolution. Read more to learn about Vinesh's experience interning at the Academy of Freedom of Spirit.
Ugam is a global leader in data and analytics that helps retailers, brands and market research firms transform big data into valuable insights. Jagannathan Iyengar shares his internship experience at Ugam Solutions from May 2017 to July 2017.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean business conglomerate. Prajakta Kulkarni shares her internship experience at Samsung Research and Development Institute, Bangalore.
“In the QS World University Rankings 2014, IIT Bombay was ranked as India’s top university.]t is the second-oldest institute of the Indian Institutes of Technology system. In India, among engineering colleges, it was ranked second by Outlook India in 2015.”
“Black & Veatch is a global engineering, consulting, construction, and operations company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal, and environmental markets. With revenues of $3.6 billion, the company is also ranked by Forbes as one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States.”[......]
Third year is the time when all students are scurrying to find some sort of internship. I was extremely lucky to get an internship as a Project Trainee at Tata Consultancy Services. Securing an internship from any other medium apart from campus internship programs is quite difficult. The easiest, although not the most reliable way to go about it is asking someone in the company you want to intern to forward your resume and an impressive cover letter to the H.R. of their department. They can in turn forward it to whomsoever concerned. This is the route I took. Luckily, I got a call from Tata Consultancy Services asking me to come and appear for an aptitude test. After clearing that stage I was required to complete other joining formalities.
I was assigned a project known as Global Insurance Pool which was a tool for Actuaries to calculate premiums based on the data subjected to different indicators. I was required to code parts of the project and design databases for the same. An extremely important thing to establish at start of an internship which is not part of an internship program is-A Mentor. This is extremely important as initially it is much easier to acclimatize and there is always someone you can go to time and again for help and feedback as he is fully aware of everything from start to finish. If there is a gap of sometime before you start your internship it would be a good idea to enquire about the technologies required on the project so as to not waste time learning them during the internship period. [......]
I was fortunate to be among the five who were selected for the internship provided by one of the most coveted companies Goldman Sachs. Technology role at an Investment Bank means that one applies his/her technical skills to support financial services. For the 2 months that I was at Goldman, I was a part of the Financial Controller's Technology division. Other interns from VJTI were in Operations, Firmwide Services and Private Wealth Management Technology. To facilitate our induction into the company, interns were given seminars on the functions of the various business units of the firm. This helped me gain a holistic view of the company.
The projects assigned were largely determined by the manager one worked under. I was assigned projects that involved enhancing the console framework used by the developers in the team to create regulatory and financial accounting applications, creating a training tool for the new employees in the team to help them get a feel of the frameworks and the processes and enhancing a process model for collecting, analyzing and storing the company’s trade and valuation information.
The technologies I worked on were JAVA, Swing, XML and JUnit Testing. Luckily, I was not expected know these technologies as they were to be learnt on the job. Thus, I spent my first week becoming familiar with these technologies and applied them over the course of the next few weeks. The working environment was extremely congenial as all my team members were extremely enthusiastic in helping me overcome any difficulty. The weekly feedback sessions with my manager were an added bonus as they provided constructive advice that allowed me to further improve my work and meet my project deadlines. [.......]
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