For a fairly average student like me who would probably never make it to the extraordinary league of the 9 pointers, getting an internship was something that I intended to do and mind me it really isn’t that tough.
Over the winter of 2010, I did a 5-week internship at Raymond in the HR Department. Yes, it was not an internship in the technical area, but was more inclined towards the management sector. As an engineering student I was completely clueless as to what I would be doing over there for 5 weeks, but as soon as I joined I realised that there was no need for any kind of apprehension because I feel no matter where you go for an internship, the people there are really welcoming and will be happy to guide you through. The project that I was assigned was Employee Engagement and its related activities. Employee Engagement is a means to facilitate employee – manager relations through events such as social gatherings, forums/meets and team building activities. My project also demanded developing a yearly activity calendar for the company so that all the employees would be aware of the various activities and events that would take place for the entire year. So during the entire time that I was there, I focused on the things that the employees would appreciate and that would help them have a better understanding and cordial relationship with their managers. At the end of my internship, I had to submit a document along with the yearly calendar and I had to give a presentation as well. What made this internship so significant for me, was the fact that this helped me understand people on a different level and how people and their attitude affect a working atmosphere.
Before I did this internship I wasn’t quite sure what I would do after my graduation. An MBA is what I was sure of, but the field in which I would do one wasn’t quite clear to me. Doing this internship made me realise where my interest truly lies. So, I say go ahead do an internship in whatever field pleases you because in the end it will give you some direction on what you could do with your life.
- Dhani Savla, 3rd Year B.Tech student, IT Department
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