Students tend to go to an internship because it offers you the chance to learn by doing in a setting where you are supervised by a workplace professional and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals. But how does an internship change a person?
Prasanna is a mechanical engineering student at Rajalakshmi Engineering College, he along with his friends was at Infinite Engineers for a one month internship and shares his experience with us.
I completed my exams and on the next day I was here for my internship. I had a different perception of how a start up would work, I was thinking that people will be serious and work in an organized manner like it is shown in the movies. When i came here everything was different, after coming here I strongly agree with the term “learning with fun”, it was like going to your cousins house but a small difference is you learn a lot. Everyone here were unique and work as a family.
Before coming here I thought i would be asked to do a lot of paperwork, data entry works and other stuff, but to my surprise they gave me a lot of research work, they kept us more involved made us talk to different people from companies and a lot more which helped me develop my skills.The mentors here kept us involved in different projects and helped us learn new things.
During this internship, I developed my personality,attitude and communication skills, these are something I consider as basic human skills. I was an introvert, I was shy even to call and order a Pizza, but over the month I have become more comfortable communicating with people. We were asked to phone and speak to companies, I talked to about 40 different people and it’s something I could never had imagined doing before coming here.
The internship was nothing short of a remarkable journey wherein I got ample opportunities to enhance my skills, prove my mettle, learn new things and develop myself as better person.