No matter which stream of engineering you are specializing in, getting an internship is of a paramount importance. This is because internships helps the graduates learn the technical nitty gritties of the practical application of the theories and concepts they had studied.
Internships are said to be the true learning opportunity – getting hands on practical experience for graduates, in fact many internships later turn into PPOs or pre placement offers, if the graduate can perform exceptionally well during the internship. So internship are not just learning opportunities for students but can also become the gateway for the first job!
So it’s mandatory, that as a graduate you search for relevant internships and excel in them. Here’s how you can bag good quality internships.
Keep a Good GPA : Most of the established firms that offers internships have a GPA cutoff. Try to score as high as possible in your semesters, so that you do not only meet the eligibility criteria of the firms but exceed it. If you want a decent internship, getting and maintaining a respectable GPA is a must.
Hustle : Keep an eye for relevant internships being offered not just on campus but off it as well! Try to become a member of the placement committee- that will make you get updated about latest internships available on the campus. Also visit websites such as internshala and apply to relevant internships you find there.
Polish Technical Skills : During your internship stint, you will be made to participate, and even lead projects which will involve you exercising technical knowledge. So keep that up to date.
Polish Communication Skills ; Internship Interviews are just like Job Interviews – You will need good communication and soft skills, to impress the interview board.