Making Use of Lockdown with Online Internship Opportunities
Doing an internship is no longer a choice. Many colleges and universities in India have included it in their curriculum. An internship is an excellent opportunity for college students to catch an insider’s glimpse into their choice of industry and gain hands-on experience and knowledge.
However, due to the recent global pandemic, the Government has imposed a nationwide lockdown. Most offices are closed. But, that does not mean you have to pass your time without learning any valuable skill. You can always apply for virtual internships. Some of the biggest companies have tied up with platforms like Zoom, Go to Learning, Stream Labs etc. to ease the operations of an online internship.
Glow & Lovely Careers (formerly known as Fair & Lovely Career Foundation) has partnered with Internshala to help the college students find online internship opportunities and get work experience. It will help ensure that your time during the lockdown is well utilized as you work towards building an attractive resume for placements. Do you know the best part? You can do it all without risking your health or safety.
Even before the pandemic, the West had started warming up to the idea of virtual internships. However, Indian students were skeptical and preferred traditional internships. Both have their pros and cons. But, in the present situation, an online internship is the best way forward. Still, need more convincing? Well, here are some more advantages offered by a virtual internship:
1. Work Anywhere
You don’t have to look for internship opportunities near your home. You can apply anywhere. And, that includes your dream international company. A quick Google search will get you all the information about online internship opportunities in India and abroad. Now that you don’t have to worry about the hassles of commuting to work while managing your college studies, you are free to apply anywhere.
2. Flexible Schedule
Most online internship programs allow you to complete your assignments at a time that suits you. It could be morning or late evening. You do not have to prioritize the company's work over your college studies. You can start your day as per your convenience.
3. Boost Your Resume
Completing an online internship requires good communication skills and internet knowledge. It shows that you can use digital platforms like zoom, hangouts etc. efficiently. In today’s times, being able to manage work remotely is a very valued skill. It shows that you are organized and eager to learn. It will undoubtedly give you an advantage over other candidates.
4. Away from the Office Distractions
Walking into the office on your first day can seem exciting, but soon you will get involved in office conversations and gossip sessions. Internships should be about focusing on the importance of learning new things. A virtual internship will keep your attention on the job at hand and on acquiring the skills to finish your assignments.
5. Work From Home
Well, undoubtedly, it is the best part of an online internship. You do not have to get up and dress up. You can work in your pyjamas, sitting in the favourite corner of your house, snacking on your mom’s special pakoras.