One of the key experiences suggested during your time in college is doing an internship. Attaining work experience is key for strengthening your employability, particularly as a management student. And thus, at Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad, students are encouraged to take up internships in both typical corporate sectors, as well as unconventional areas that are receiving growing acceptance in the last few years.
We bring to you the experiences of different students from the PGDM batch, who made contrarian choices during their internships and seamlessly dared to look beyond the traditional definition of a successful career of a management graduate.
Uday Bhaskar, PGDM, Batch 2019- 2021
Uday Bhaskar has always been fascinated by the world of Marketing and did not want to miss the opportunity. Sharing his internship experience at Tempest Agency, Bhaskar said, “My decision to work at Tempest proved to be a great step to attaining a lifelong worth of knowledge and skills. Marketing has been a passion and I know I couldn’t have gotten a better platform than this to explore, learn, and understand the subject matter practically. Not to forget, the support given by managers and peers has been incredible. I would recommend the junior students to try their luck and grab an opportunity to work with Tempest if they wish to grow their skills and advance in their careers.”
Gollepelly Srikanth, PGDM, Batch 2019- 2021
Gollepelly Srikanth, who specialized in Finance and secured an internship position at IHA Consulting, talks about his experience and says, “Working at IHA was a wonderful experience. I was surprised and at the same time, impressed, to witness how efficient the employees and systems are. This internship offered me with a tremendous learning opportunity that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible. My suggestion is, anyone who gets the chance to seize a job at this company, take it up for the experience.”
For T. S. Pranathi from the VJIM HR batch, bagging an internship with Lifestyle International was nothing less than a dream come true. In her view, the two months at Lifestyle allowed her to grow both personally, as well as professionally. To this, she also adds, “I gained a better understanding of the HR industry, gained a few new references for the future, and made a new network. Most importantly, I gained a sense of professionalism and realization of how the work world functions. So, my advice to everyone would be to do an internship and take every opportunity that comes along the way, even if it’s not necessarily in the sector that you wish to work for. There’s a lot to learn about yourself, the business world, and the future!”
Other than getting exposure to the real world, the internship provides an excellent learning curve for young students and graduates to gain experience and increase their marketability.