Prospect and success in career is no more built by aca-demics only, but also through the experiences one have earned, explains Sarvesh Agrawal.
Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform (internshala.com)
In today’s competitive world, students want to give an early start to their careers because of which internships have become highly popular among school students too. Students are aware that just having good academic performance is not enough to make them stand out. They understand that internships add valuable experience in their resume which goes a long way by putting them at an advantage over their peers during the college application process especially.
Farheen Naqvi, a class 12 student of Delhi Public School, Srinagar, dreamt of getting an admission in one of the top universities in the world for her undergraduate education. She understood that in order to make her application stand out, she needed more than just academic calibre. After contemplating several options, she finally decided to do an internship. By the end of her internship, Farheen was able to prepare profiles of 19 colleges and write six articles for various competitive exams. The whole experience was packed with learnings
for her. She learned a lot about various colleges offering diverse courses and picked up new skills along the way. She had a rich internship experience which added new skills and valuable work experience to her resume. It inspired her so much that she decided to pursue more internships from then on.
NGO or Volunteering
NGOs offer a lot of volunteering opportuni-ties to students. You can volunteer for various organizations and directly or indirectly give back to the society by helping with environ-ment conservation, teaching the underprivi-leged, helping the elderly, etc. Volunteering often requires you to perform a variety of tasks which helps you polish your soft skills and learn new skills too. You get a sense of achievement and along with that, add an NGO internship experience in your resume which says a lot about your character when you are applying for higher studies or a job.
Content writing Students with good writing skills and a creative mind can go for content writing internships. Content writing requires you to research well
about the topics and write quality content on them. With plentiful topics to write on, learn-ing opportunities are abundant in content writing. For instance, one day you have to write a biography of a famous scientist and on some other day, you get to write an article on healthy lifestyle.
Social media marketing
Nothing could be more exciting for the stu-dents than having work responsibilities which involve extensive use of social media. An internship in social media marketing requires you to promote a company and its services on various social media handles. You have to think of new and creative ideas to engage your existing and prospective customers along with marketing your company.
Sales and marketing
A thorough market research and analysis for promoting and selling a product is what con-stitutes the art of marketing. This skill once attained will help you to understand your audi-ence and reach out to them in the most efficient way. It comprises different segments including email marketing, web analytics, search engine optimisation, social media marketing, and search engine marketing.
The learnings from all these trainings will help you at every step of the way and lay a great foundation for your career.
“Students who aspire to make a career in man-agement can go for operations.
It mostly includes general management work involving process/project management (to make sure everything is going as per the plan).”