How to get an internship at a top-growing organisation
Internships present the candidates with the opportunity to polish their existing skill sets and gain new job-specific skills relevant for the current professional world
An internship is a chance to obtain work experience in a particular field and put skills and concepts acquired during academic tenure to the test. The skills of the past like having just hard skills, expertise in a specific domain, etc., seems irrelevant in the current employment scenario. Now, in addition to the candidates’ degree or skill sets, organisations are also interested in specific attributes and competencies like technical proficiency, digital skills, time management, teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication skills, and so on while hiring an intern.
Internships present the candidates with the opportunity to polish their existing skill sets and gain new job-specific skills relevant for the current professional world. The scope of getting an internship and enhancing the skills is also very wide as there are opportunities offered by large corporations, start-ups, SMEs, and non-profit organisations. Through internships, students get the quintessential real-world experience which helps them to develop professional skills and stand out when applying for jobs.
Organisations requiring interns
An internship program gives organisations the chance to start developing the necessary skill sets in potential employees at a very young stage of their careers. Listed below are some points highlighting why organisations look for interns and how aspiring candidates can bag an internship.
Interns can finish project tasks and boost productivity inside the company: Interns have a strong drive to be productive and create excellent work. They are bubbling with energy and fresh ideas, and they desire to contribute meaningfully and keep improving their professional abilities that allow the organisations to be more efficient and innovative.
Internships serve as a base for future employees: The companies offer internships to the students enrolled in their courses in order to make them future-ready for the company and hire them as full-time employees after the completion of the course.
Internship programs are cost-effective: Internships can be very cost-effective for any business. The companies are benefited from the internship programs as it allows them to save costs for their short-term projects by hiring interns rather than full-time employees and vice versa it allows the interns to learn something new through it and gain experience.
Brings a new perspective to the organisation: Interns can introduce businesses with the most recent technology from the classroom as numerous schools and universities provide courses in cutting-edge technologies, including engineering advances and computer programming languages allowing them to present new ideas and vitality to the organisation.
The approach to getting the internship
Do your research: It’s crucial to conduct some industry-specific research before applying for internships. This not only gives students a preview of what an internship might be like, but it also equips them with knowledge and insight for job interviews and writing cover letters.
Build a network: It is important for students to establish beneficial connections when they are looking for internship opportunities. The connections made and the relationships formed can lead to future possibilities, assist students to acquire internships, and act as references on resumes.
Impactful cover letter: Cover letters give hiring managers information about a candidate’s background, skills, and goals. Therefore, writing cover letters can be particularly beneficial while applying for internships because they give a more thorough picture than resumes can. Including a cover letter might occasionally mean the difference between getting the internship or not.
Setting the right tone at the interview: The interview for the internship is both easy and difficult. On one hand, being polite and dressing nicely is the best advice someone can provide. However, since interviews are all about chemistry and interpersonal communication, it is important to remember to thoroughly research about the company and understand the job requirements and responsibilities to ace the interview. Also, to put an emphasis on your enthusiasm towards the internship, make sure to ask relevant questions at the end of the interview.
The organisations looking for interns have moved past the singularised skills as it is not beneficial to them. Along with hard skills, companies prefer candidates competent in digital and soft skills which is the demand of the future. Students going for internships get relevant exposure to gain industry experience and learn the skills to face problems when they begin their careers. To aid further in the quest to get internships there are plenty of organisations that help candidates to acquire internship opportunities across various profiles based on their qualifications and skills.
Attributed to – Mr. Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, the career-tech platform (internshala.com)
Innovative Ideas and Breakthroughs from NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering
The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences
The Civil Engineering department of NMIMS MPSTME has been making significant strides in the field of disaster management, flood resilience, and sustainable infrastructure. The department has published two patents, research papers at international conferences, and completed several student-led projects on topics such as renewable energy, groundwater modelling, and self-healing concrete.
The first patent, ‘Automated Flood Water Regulating Multipurpose System,’ proposes a novel approach to flood resilience by constructing multipurpose wells on the banks of rivers to discharge excess water and generate hydropower. The second patent, ‘Aqua Barrier,’ is an automated mechanism that can protect any flood-prone area, regardless of its size, from any disasters caused due to water.
The student-led projects are equally impressive, with topics ranging from low-volume rural concrete roads to oscillating tidal wave energy converters. These projects showcase the department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and innovative design.
The faculty at NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department, led by Head, Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar and Research coordinator, Dr. Jigisha Vashi, played a vital role in guiding and mentoring students toward research excellence. Their expertise and guidance have enabled students to participate and win awards in prestigious competitions such as the CDRI’s ‘Imagining Disaster Resilient Structures’ and The University of Queensland’s ‘Engineering Design Challenge, and AAKAR at IIT Bombay.’
The department’s success is further evidenced by the achievements of its students in national and international conferences. Students presented their research papers in Scopus Indexed papers and conferences such as the 9th Indian Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference and the Eighth Indian Young Geotechnical Conference.
Dr. Meenal Mategaonkar, Head of the Civil Engineering Department, MPSTME, NMIMS, said, “The achievements of the NMIMS MPSTME Civil Engineering department demonstrate its commitment to developing innovative solutions for complex problems in the field of civil engineering. The department’s focus on sustainable infrastructure, disaster resilience, and renewable energy is essential for addressing the challenges faced by society today. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both students and faculty and their commitment to excellence.”
Embark on a Journey of Scientific Empowerment with NMIMS School of Science’s Innovative Programs!
The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country
SVKM’s NMIMS Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) has officially announced the commencement of the admissions process for its Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The school is known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, research, and innovation, and is recognized as one of the leading science schools in the country.
Aspiring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of science can now apply for various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs offered by SDSOS. The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programs are available in Applied Psychology, Biomedical Science, and Animation and VFX, while the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs are offered in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Applied Psychology, and Physiotherapy. The school also offers Ph.D. program in Science with various disciplines such as Chemistry, and Biological Sciences.
With a focus on creating industry-ready and research-savvy graduates, SDSOS has been at the forefront of imparting cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills through constantly evolving curriculums and state-of-the-art facilities and is situated in the heart of Mumbai.
Dr. Purvi Bhatt, I/C Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, said, “The school provides a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation. Our interdisciplinary approach to education prepares students for successful careers in science and beyond, while our emphasis on co-curricular and extracurricular activities ensures their holistic development.”
The school has a student-centric environment that supports research in niche areas of Science & Technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and equipment to enhance students’ hands-on skills, and a library facility that is constantly updated with the latest information. The labs at SDSOS provide modernised infrastructure and the latest equipment such as the animal tissue culture lab and the wet labs at the department of Biological Sciences offer cutting-edge technology to mould students into scientists.
School of Science offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests, as well as gain valuable practical experience. The events and activities mentioned, such as Excalibur, National Science Day, Open day, Guest talks, Book Talk, Sports Day, Psych Film Fest, and club activities like photography and art, these programs provide a platform for students to demonstrate their abilities and gain insights from their peers.
The Future of Architecture Takes Center Stage at NMIMS BSSA
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe
NMIMS Balwant Sheth School of Architecture was excited to host Open Studio 2022-23 program by the renowned architectural theorist and digital design expert, Neil Leach, on 28th March 2023 and the title was, “Tell me that AI ain’t scary”
Leach is a co-founder of Digital FUTURES and an academician at the Academy of Europe. Leach has published over 40 books on architectural theory and digital design, including “Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to AI for Architects” and “The AI Design Revolution: How AI Will Transform Architecture.”
In the lecture, Leach highlighted the potential threat that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to the field of architecture. With the recent launch of GPT4 and the growing capabilities of AI, there is concern among architects that their jobs may be at risk. Leach provided an informed overview of the current state of AI and its potential impact on the architecture profession.
“We are very happy and proud to host Professor Neil Leach at the school. As a leading school of architecture, we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of design. Our Open Studio program and public lectures, and talks by experts like Neil Leach, play a critical role in this mission by enabling students to learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners and engage with cutting-edge ideas and technologies. We are excited to continue providing these opportunities and look forward to seeing the impact they will have on the future of architecture and design,” said, BSSA Dean, Dr. Kaiwan Mehta. As the field of architecture continues to evolve, it is essential to stay informed about emerging technologies and their potential impact on the profession. NMIMS BSSA School enables students to learn from experts and engage with pressing issues in architecture and design. By inviting renowned scholars and practitioners like Neil Leach to share their insights and expertise, the school provides a valuable opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the field.
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