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Virtual Internship: Get Set, Go!

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India has the largest number of engineers in the world. There are numerous colleges government,semi-government and private that facilitate the production of engineers. Around 12 lakh engineers in India are produced every year but the question arises how many of them are employable?

According to the statistics released by the ministry of labour every year, only 2% of engineers are job-ready.

I think every one must be familiar with the story of john, if not you will become now. John dreams of becoming an engineer. Works hard for it, clears the entrance exam. His hard work pays him back. He gets a seat in his dream college. Everything goes well, he becomes a graduate. He envisages a bright future, before petrifying that he is futile. He retrospects his last four years and takes a sigh.

Believe me, there are many more people like john. I was one of them too.

What is the reason? The graduates do not possess any industrial knowledge. They have no exposure to real-world and it’s problems. Even being great academicians, they are unfit for hire.

THE WAY TO SUCCESS IS TO DOUBLE YOUR FAILURE RATE

— Thomas Watson Jr

Seems strange but you can bet on it. The more you will dwell into real-world problems, the more you cognizance your field. Your success will not be measured by your degree but by the obstacles you have overcome while trying to succeed. But the problem arises, failure cannot be afforded in the real world. A virtual internship is a solution to all your problems.

CONTENTS

WHAT IS VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP?

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

QUALITY TASKS

INTERNSHIP OUTCOME

PLATFORMS

WHAT AUDIENCE THINKS?

WHAT IS VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP?

Enter the virtual world

Enter the virtual world

Imagine a platform, where you can engage in real-world problems, be what you want. The best part is that time and space are no barriers for you. Seems like a role-playing video game with unlimited chances. These internships are done online or remotely. You will be under the guidance of a mentor and may contact him either through skype, video call voice call, e-mail. You know the best part here is that your boss can't ask you to make coffee. A virtual internship is like any other internship but solves many problems.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

virtual-internshipget-set-go

I have seen students confused or unable to judge which fields suit them. I don’t blame them. It is human nature. How will you decide which job you like, without even trying it before? Do you choose your dresses without trying, then why for your career? The virtual internship allows you to try from a range of jobs be it management, finance, teaching, software development. You can live at that moment and be that person. Consider these internships as dresses. You wear it, try it, if like it continues wearing it or move to the next one. The virtual internship gives you an insight into who you are and what you are capable of. You are more likely to succeed if you build a career in a filed of your likeness. The best thing is you won’t regret switching careers because time and money are no hurdle for you.

QUALITY TASKS

Virtual internships are no child’s play. Tasks are specifically designed to improve your logical, research and analytical skills. You will receive the same culture and working conditions like any other office digitally. You will need to learn the tools and software to carry out your assignments. You will work with people from the globe. Seems amazing to me. Apart from your manager evaluating you, your peers will also evaluate your assignments. Peer reviewing each others assignment is a great way to learn. Pointing out the mistakes of other people or giving them suggestions will help you avoid these mistakes shortly. All the theoretical knowledge gained in the college can be easily applied in this real-world setting.

For example a virtual internship of a principal of a senior secondary school. Armed with the teacher's squad you will brainstorm tasks like planning an excursion for students. The task seems simple but requires a lot of effort. You will research places, communicate with respective officials for their permission, planning the excursion budget and urging students to attend the excursion. Making presentations to urge venture capitalists to invest in your school. Looking after the transportation system, try to solve problems worrying the parents and a lot more. Undergoing such rigorous training will give you a headstart. You will learn the art of being nonchalant in stressful conditions.

INTERNSHIP OUTCOME

Time to upskill

Time to upskill

It is human nature to be opportunistic. There is nothing wrong with it. If you are investing, you should get the returns. Investing in virtual internships will bore the fruit. The program gives a boost to your employability. You can highlight it on your resume, the skills you gained by working across different time zone and by communicating with people of linguistic diversity. There are several anecdotes of individuals witnessing an ascent in their career, thanks to these virtual internships. Universities across the globe have begun realizing the potential of these internships. Students can even use these internships to gain academic credits.

PLATFORMS

Some platforms provide virtual internships. Companies have partnered with these platforms to increase the productivity of students and make them job-ready.


INSIDESHERPA

It hosts company backed open-source virtual internships. These internships help you hone your skills. They provide internships in the following field-law, technology, finance, accounting, consulting, human resource, marketing, media agency, teaching, civil and mechanical engineering. These internships are free and a certificate is provided after successful completion of course.


releaseMyAd

It is an online market for buying ad across various media including newspapers, magazines, internet, television, social networking sites etc. They provide an unpaid marketing internship. The duration of the internship is for four weeks. Students are monitored by experts. However, you need to undergo a written assignment and a telephonic interview to grab this opportunity. This internship is worth doing. You will gain marketing experience while still in college and interact with a lot of alumni. The best thing is that if you attain a total of 3000 points, you are entitled to receive a cash reward at the end of the internship.

  • The Smart New Way to Intern
    The Intern App by releaseMyAd allows you to do an internship in marketing alongside your busy academic schedule.Learn marketing & work with leading brands to help launch successful ad campaigns.

VIRTUALINTERNSHIPS

The platform provides paid online internships, however, scholarships are available if you meet their eligibility criteria. This platform is an excellent choice if you want to do an international internship.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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