Top 6 Things That You Should Look For In An Internship
A high GPA is certainly something to brag about, but one must know that even the best students are often not ready to face the challenges of the real working world. As an undergraduate student with little to no business experience, how can you get a first-hand understanding of the corporate world before being directly thrown into the deep end after the completion of your graduation?
At Asian School of Business (ASB), Noida, we believe that internships are incredibly valuable in supplementing the knowledge gained from a classroom. Every year, our undergraduate BBA & BCA students intern at some of the world’s top companies at Russia, Dubai, Poland, Greece, Cyprus and Vietnam gaining extensive exposure to the global business world.
What are the top things that they looked out for before accepting an internship position? Presented below are the top 6 things that our Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Applications students and graduates have discovered and shared from their experiences:
Building a network with senior professionals
It is important to have mentors you can rely on as you navigate your professional path. When looking for internships, find opportunities that allow interns to access and network with higher level executives. Not only will you gain reliable mentors, but this will also be a path to making strong personal and professional networks. Even something as simple as a job referral or a skills recommendation on your LinkedIn could go a long way!
Opportunities to come up with creative solutions
You have gained a lot of knowledge inside your classrooms – how well can you apply them? An internship would be the ideal place to find out! This is an opportunity for you to not just apply the lessons you learnt in college, but pick up a few new skills of your own. Set yourself apart from your peers by identifying the relevant skills in your industry and become an expert in them.
Earn your own income
Although money should not be the sole deciding factor when it comes to choosing an internship, it is something to keep in mind if you are looking for an income to support your personal expenses during the school year.
Test-drive a career
While you might already know what you want to do in your life, it is always a good option to test-drive your career before you make a commitment. Is this something you can see yourself doing for the long-haul? If not, it is still not too late to change your mind!
Gain a multi-cultural understanding
Having a global perspective helps you relate to your peers in and outside of the workplace. An international internship will help you strengthen your soft skills like communication and a positive attitude and help you adapt to different cultures more easily.
Get your foot in the door of an interesting company
Do you have a dream company that you are eager to work with? Why not start with an internship before looking for full-time opportunities? An internship is a brilliant way for you to showcase your talents, dedication and value to a prospective employer. Additionally, as an intern, you will not be thrown into the wolves, but would rather be given proper assignments and training, without the added pressure.
So, does working and studying in the above mentioned world’s top business hubs sound exciting to you? Admissions are currently open to the ASB BBA/BCA intake of 2020-2023 batch. Start your application today!