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How to Utilize a Gap Year

These skills would attribute to your holistic growth while providing you with an in-depth knowledge and practical experience

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So, which skill would you be learning to make the best use of your gap year?
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You completed your school or college and took a year-long break to figure out what you would like to do next. Initially, you had a plan, but it eventually went haywire and got more complicated than before. To help you understand how you can make the best use of your gap year and not deter from your objective, we have listed some online trainings that you can enrol for, to help with your personal growth and discovery.

To acquire new technical skills, you can enrol for one of the following online training.

1. Web Development:

Web development is the work involved in developing a website. Web development can range from developing a single page to the most complex websites. There are two kinds of web developer specialization: front-end developer and back-end developer. Front-end developers deal with the layout and visuals of a website, while back-end developers deal with the functionality of a website.

2. Android App Development:

With 2Bn+ users, Android is the most commonly used mobile OS. Apps are designed to let you access different information through it and the simplicity of it makes it unique and with wide-ranging functionalities.

3. Python:

Python has emerged as a shining star of the coding world while providing you with an opportunity to transform your imagination of creating cool characters in games into reality. It is an open source language and can easily be used by every programmer without any qualms. Being an Interpretive and Object-oriented Programming (OOP) language it adapts itself to the real world and works on debugging the codes without the hassle of a compiler thus saving time on refining the code lines.

4. Programming with C and C++:

These are the basic level programming languages and are used when a better command of hardware is required. It is essential to learn C and C++ to learn other programming languages and to have a basic understanding about the techniques of integrating function sets, generic application development and general method of the architecture of business solutions.

5. AutoCAD:
This is one of the most commonly used software for Civil, Mechanical or Architectural projects and is used for drawing layouts of houses or machines and the intricacies of it on a computer.

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Not only are these courses easily available, but they’re also available in abundance. Pixabay

To acquire new management skills, you can enrol for one of the following online training.

1. Business communication skills:

Having good communication skills will always put you at an advantage in the corporate world. Good business communication means having proficiency in English (spoken and written) as well as interpersonal skills. It will not only help you in getting a job (you will be able to form a good resume & cover letter and put your point forth in interviews & group discussions), but will also assist you with better workplace communication which might include writing business emails, preparing presentations, verbal communication with partners and clients, etc. thus speeding up your career progression.

2. MS Excel:

Knowledge of MS Excel is another skill you would require to be a successful management
professional. Nowadays, almost everyone has an idea about MS Excel but the basic knowledge would not suffice. You’ll need an advanced knowledge of MS Excel to handle raw data, generate inferences, and ultimately take informed business decisions.

3. Digital marketing:

A must-have skill for a career in management. Digital marketing is a vast field comprising different segments like email marketing, web analytics, social media marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimisation, blog creation, video and mobile marketing. Every product that has ever been launched, there is a digital marketing team trying to keep the hype amongst the users.

4. Basic trading and investing skills:

If you are inclined towards the financial aspect of management, taking a beginner’s training in trading and investing could be the first step in realizing your potential. This training will provide you with the knowledge of stocks, stock exchanges, stock markets, financial ratios, technical analysis, etc.

These skills would attribute to your holistic growth while providing you with an in-depth knowledge and practical experience. Online trainings while being affordable also offer a lot of convenience and flexibility to learn as per convenience. So, which skill would you be learning to make the best use of your gap year?

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com)

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Finished With Your Exams? What to Learn During Your Break?

Here is a list of some of the popular trainings you might want to do while you enjoy home-cooked food during the vacations

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Finished With Your Exams? What to Learn During Your Break?
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Prerika Jain, a B.Tech in Computer Science from KIET, Ghaziabad had her semester break and she was keen to learn a new skill; however, she was also desperate to get back home as soon as possible. Quite a conundrum! Wasn’t it? Luckily, she shared this with her senior who recommended her online training. She had qualms but got herself enrolled in an Android training. She had never been acquainted with Java before, but the content of the training suggested that it was perfect for a beginner like her. By the end of the training, she had made Calculator and Notepad apps as assignments. After her college started, she also got an opportunity to test the practical applications of her learning. She created a ‘Mutual Book- Sharing’ app for a contest during her college’s technical fest and within a year, she also created an app, Uddeshya, for the social welfare group of her college. Now, she is planning to pursue a career as an app developer.

Like Prerika, everyone wishes to acquire new skills but more often than not, it becomes a
task to choose the right one. It goes without saying that one must go for the field she is
passionate but to provide you with some guidance here is a list of some of the popular
trainings you might want to do while you enjoy home-cooked food during the vacations.

1. Web Development

This training program will involve working in fields of HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, PHP, and MySQL. It is a perfect training for you to learn how to create a website from scratch. This training will help you understand the UI/UX (user interface and user experience) of a website and with start ups booming than ever, there are myriads of opportunities to hone your skills while earning.

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Web Development. Pixabay

2. Android
This program will help you learn how to create an android app along with various in-app
features. You will learn XML for front-end development and Kotlin language for back-end
development. This would provide you with the skills to develop an app that will work
seamlessly across different Android devices.

3. Core Java
This training will cover the basic concepts of Java and Object-Oriented Programming such as arrays, methods, and inheritance, polymorphism, classes etc. You will get to learn about Java FX and develop games using the same concepts.

4. Programming with C and C++
This training will help you learn the C++ and C language basics, techniques of integrating
function sets, generic application development and general method of architecture of
business solutions. This will be a perfect guide for you to create software using C++.

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5. AutoCAD
This training will help you understand computer-aided drafting and design using AutoCAD.
The learning from this will help you work on various civil or architectural related projects in
the future.

6. Python
This training covers the essential concepts on the building blocks of Python, object-oriented
programming, the use of SQLite database and development of GUIs for Python applications.

These trainings can be pursued without having any prior experience. The only pre-requisite
is hard work and perseverance and the learning and experience gained from it will help you
in getting a job or an internship.

The break is a great time to utilize the hours to build up your skill-base and garnish your
resume. Even if your inhibitions stop yourself from taking the plunge, have faith and embark on this journey of self-discovery and we’re sure it will a great stepping stone to your career.

Courtesy: Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com)