India’s largest internships and trainings platform, Internshala, has launched Beat the heat, Work from home. The initiative brings exciting work from home internship opportunities for the students with the aim to encourage them to pursue work-from-home internships to gain practical experience, polish their existing skills, learn new skills, and spend their summer vacation in a productive manner while enjoying the comfort of their homes at the same time. The students can apply to these virtual internship opportunities by 25th May 2019.
During this initiative, students from all streams and years of study can apply to virtual internships in various profiles like content writing, social media marketing, and so on. All internship opportunities in the campaign come with a minimum stipend of INR 10,000/month and a duration ranging from 2-6 months.
On the launch of this initiative, Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder and CEO of Internshala, said, “Summer months are popular among the students for pursuing internships; however, after a whole semester of studying and taking exams, students look forward to spending their summer vacation enjoying with their friends and family and often give up on the idea of doing a summer internship. Through this initiative, we intend to encourage these students to pursue virtual internships to learn new skills and gain hands-on experience while enjoying the comfort of their homes”.
The first year of college is the formative year for every student as it has a strong impact on your career. Having transitioned from school to college, most of the students have a lot of questions about college and opportunities and they end up spending most of their time in seeking answers. Well, there is no way of knowing where to seek the answers, but you can spend your time doing something that will contribute to your academic and professional growth i.e – online training.
Before we proceed further, let us first understand, what is online training?
In a nutshell, it is defined as the learning that is imparted through online content. It gives the user an opportunity to pursue and access the content anytime and anywhere via laptop, computer or a phone. The content is primarily audio-visual oriented and uses gamification to explain the concept in-depth.
Having discussed what is online training, let us discuss the various online trainings you could opt for in your first year of college
1. Business communication skills:
Good communication skills can make or break an interview, be it a professional or an academic set up. The ability to express your thoughts in words verbally or written is just one aspect of business communication and it is essential to know the rest. Interpersonal skills are another key aspect of business communication and having done a training in Business communication will help when you are applying for a club in college, anchoring a fest or even when looking for an internship or a job. It is a must have skill if you wish to make a positive and a lasting impression on someone.
2. Advance Excel:
One of the most commonly used software. Knowledge of MS Excel is another skill you that would help you grow professionally. Nowadays, almost everyone has used Excel to a certain extent but it the essential to know more than just average to put yourself ahead of your peers. Having knowledge of advance MS Excelcan help you to draw inferences from raw data, structure your data and ultimately make informed decisions.
3. Digital marketing:
All the buzz you hear before the launch of a product is part of Digital marketing. A quintessential trait to have if you ever wish to promote your college fest or spread a message to the masses. It is also a handy skill for future entrepreneurs. It is a vast field with different segments like email marketing, web analytics, social media marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, blog creation, video, and mobile marketing.
4. Programming with C and C++:
A basic level programming language that that is part of the curriculum in school and lays the foundation to every programming language thereafter. It is used whenever a better command of hardware is required. Doing a training in C and C++ will help you understand the basic techniques of generic application development, integrating function sets and general method of the architecture of business solutions. The knowledge attained would come in handy at later stages or if you ever wish to pursue a career in relevant engineering.
5. Core Java:
It is derived from the C-language and since its inception, has been amongst the top performing programming language. Java is efficient because of which it is frequently used as an enterprise-level software or in complex business problems. It consists of Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which is responsible for converting the code and Java Runtime Environment (JRE), which is used for execution.