Published on 27 Aug 2017. Written by Vasanth Vidyakar
Summary: Lots of students feel nervous when they are looking for internship during their graduation and it is a natural phenomenon for every fresher to feel anxious when they step into the corporate world.
Trust me, every student will go through this phase and there is nothing to worry about if you have the required skill sets. By skill sets we mean about your practical exposure towards latest technologies and project building experience.
If you have good practical skills on latest technologies, it would be very easy for you to get into a internship. Also most of the companies today focus on latest technologies and they prefer candidates who had hands-on project building experience prior.
So in addition to your theory exams you should also spend time learning and building projects on latest technologies.
Always remember: Experience wins over untapped talent!
Here are some effective ways to develop your practical skills and improve your chance of getting into a good Internship:
Keep reading more to understand about the key points that you need to focus to get a good internship.
Latest technologies knowledge: All the top companies that you see today are keen to develop their expertise on latest technologies and build products on them. So if you are a candidate who come with a great latest technologies knowledge, then you have a very good chance of getting your dream internship.
But if you are not acquainted with the latest technological knowledge yet, then you should start now to build projects and gain them to maximize your chances. So here are some latest technologies which you should definitely learn,
Internet of Things (IoT) : IoT is an upcoming technology that it is trending among the industry personnel. In simple terms, IoT helps in connecting physical devices to the internet. It is estimated that by 2025, IoT is going to become a multi-trillion dollar industry which is very huge! And, who wouldn’t want to be a part of a trillion-dollar industry? If you are dreaming of getting fat pay-checks, then you need to start building practical hands-on projects in IoT.
You can develop practical skills in IoT by building the following projects.
Robotics: The modern day definition of robot can be electro-mechanical device which follows a specific set of commands to execute certain tasks. Robots are finding wide place in industries where they perform labour related tasks for humans. Lot of companies are in a race to change the way robotics are implemented to enrich people’s lives, thanks to AI technology. The day is not far where robots will clean your house or prepare your favourite dish. There are plenty of opportunities in Robotics and it is a must to learn and build robotics projects if you want to stay ahead in this fast paced environment.
You can now start gaining practical skills in robotics by building the following projects:
Mechatronics: Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering. To understand this concept, you can take an example of modern day cars which comes with ABS function. In ABS, there is a sensor placed in all the wheels which senses the speed of the car when the data is sent by electrical processing unit. This helps in preventing wheels from locking up, thus avoiding uncontrollable skidding of vehicle. Mechatronics is a vast field to understand, but if you want to get into this field then you need to start building practical hands-on projects.
You can develop practical skills in Mechatronics by building the following projects.
When you are looking for internship opportunities, or you are preparing to join one, it is completely natural to feel a bit nervous or intimidated about it. This is likely to be your first experience into the corporate world where everything might feel totally alien to you.
In fact, you're not the first person to go through this process or to take the first step towards this path to success. Many of the top professionals in various fields you see today have started their careers with an internship. Those internships inspired them to pursue a successful career.
You should look at internship as an opportunity set up for you to go and learn new things, network with people, get contacts, improve skills and experience next phases of life.
One very important thing that you should keep in mind during your internship is to stay positive, face all the challenges with a motive to learn new things and cherish the experience.
If you are an ECE student looking for some internship opportunities, here are some tips for you:
With the start-up culture spreading across the country contagiously, new internship opportunities are arising for engineering students. These start-ups generally post their intern requirements on online forums that connect student to them.
There are many forums used by these companies to publish their internship opportunities. Some of them are internshala, letsintern, twenty19, hellointern. etc.
First you need to register yourself as a student on all these forums by updating your skills, profile/ resume. You can then subscribe to their alerts to get updates about the internships that best suit you.
There are also other government organizations/ MNCs that offer internships, but you cannot find those in the online forums. You need to go their website and upload your details in the career/ job opportunities page to get shortlisted for the interview process.
Before you apply for an internship, you need to prepare the following documents that best describe your objectives and goal.
Some Tips:To increase your chances of getting shortlisted for an interview, edit your resume/ cover letter in a way to meet the company’s objectives and goals. Don’t be in a hurry and send a single resume to 100 companies. Make your profile precise to each company and apply, as companies prefer candidates who are more resilient.
If you are looking to apply for internships in companies that have their research areas in several domains that are the emerging out of Electronics & Communication engineering, they look for specific technical skill sets. Some of them are:
Since there are a lot of engineering students looking to do internship in top reputed companies, the number of opportunities available are very limited. If you want to maximize your chance of securing those internships, you need to start working on improving your profile as early as possible.
So, here are the most obvious things that these companies look for in a candidate:
1. Latest technologies knowledge: All the top companies that you see today are keen to develop their expertise on latest technologies and build products on them. So if you are a candidate who come with a great latest technologies knowledge, then you have a very good chance of getting your dream internship.
But it you are not acquainted with the latest technological knowledge yet, then you should start now to build projects and gain them to maximize your chances. So here are some latest technologies which you should definitely learn,
2. Project building experience: By building projects practically, you will not only improve your technical knowledge but also improve other important skills like critical thinking, problem solving ability, colloboration with others, time management etc. And these are the important skills which any company would want their employees to have. So building a lot of projects during your engineering curriculum will help you to develop these additional skills too. Here are some ways which will make building projects super easy for you,
Although there are numerous startups/ small firms offering internships on specific domains, there are quite a lot of private/ public sector companies that too offer internship opportunities for engineering students.
There are also other core companies other than the ones that I have mentioned above. You can Google their names, visit their career pages and apply for them.
Before applying for these companies, please make sure that you have the set of skills that are required by them. As you would require to have an extensive skill set in order to get selected for an internship in these companies.
If for some reason you are unable to get an internship, don’t worry. There are plenty of other opportunities that you can utilize to develop similar skills and experience you get by doing an internship. For example, you can try the following activities instead of wasting your holidays.
If you are planning to improve your skills by doing projects, we at Skyfi Labs have developed some amazing project-based courses that make learning by building projects super easy.
You can either enroll for our online courses to build projects in your home at your own convenience or you can join our hands-on training programs at one of our venues.
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