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Internship at Jabong – The Struggle To Find My Passion

"I faced many challenges during the internship but overcoming them helped me evolve and develop my skills"

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The Author, Apoorv Shivhare Says,"Four internships were enough to gain experience of working in a corporate environment, but I was yet to figure out what I wanted to pursue as a career. So I turned to Internshala once again and applied for a full-time Internship in the HR department of Jabong". Pixabay

 

About the Author: Apoorv Shivhare, a student of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, shares how he got an internship at Jabong and how it made him realise his true calling. 

I had realised that interning provides you with a great hands-on experience aMy first internship was in Dilip Shivhare & Co., which is my father’s advocate and tax consulting firm. There, I learned to file ITRs online, register for VAT and sales tax, and the intricacies of income tax. Next, I interned at CA Rajesh Balchand & Associates in the field of data entry and accountancy where I mastered Tally. I then interned in Nearbuy in business development and market research profile. I had applied to be a cluster manager but was instead offered work in the aforementioned department after I filled their application form answering what made me awesome. They added me to a WhatsApp group where they posted daily tasks of the interns. My fourth internship was a virtual internship at Abhilash Consultancy Services (ACS) wherein I worked as an HR manager. The selection process involved two rounds. The first was to fill in a Google Form containing various questions related to human resources after which I was given presentations that involved details about subject matter experts (SMEs), their recruitment and remunerations, assigning works, etc. I studied the presentations comprehensively and answered the questions that were asked. This internship was particularly challenging since I had to handle a team of 15 SMEs. I was responsible for hiring them, assigning work to them, solving their queries, keeping track of their work, and conferencing with them every week.

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Apoorv Shivhare, a student of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, shares how he got an internship at Jabong and how it made him realise his true calling.

Four internships were enough to gain experience of working in a corporate environment, but I was yet to figure out what I wanted to pursue as a career. So I turned to Internshala once again and applied for a full-time internship in the HR department of Jabong. When I reached their head office on the day of the interview, I was taken aback by the beautiful infrastructure. My interview was scheduled in the display room with three HR executives – Preeti, Tanushree, and Surabhi. The interview lasted for almost an hour. On meeting Preeti, who had shortlisted me for the internship, I became nervous and started rocking the chair – something I do when I get nervous. She seemed annoyed and asked me to stop that. This had shattered my confidence; however, I answered her questions briskly. She asked me questions around my resume, educational background, hobbies and interests, and family background. We talked about my work experiences and the challenges I had faced during my internship at ACS. Tanushree’s questions were regarding the enterprise – what Jabong did, its recent affairs, and who the CEO was, while Surabhi questioned me with reference to the job profile.

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Apoorv Shivhare Also Says,”This full-time winter Internship didn’t just teach me the intricacies of the corporate world but also helped me find my true calling!”. Pixabay

Finally, after some days, the wait got over, and I received a mail citing that I had been hired. Being an introvert, it took me some time to get along with my colleagues. Once that happened, I started enjoying all aspects of the internship and didn’t want it to get over. My job included preparing a digital platform where we could track records of employee details by scanning their resumes, offer letters, and PFs, handling employee grievances at ground levels, preparing quizzes for ‘Thank God, It’s Monday’, and other stuff that an HR handles. Apart from these, I also organised various celebratory events viz. Jabong Day, success party of the End of Reason sale, and Lohri celebrations; however, my favorite task was redeeming my employee discount coupon for 35%. I had become a part of the Jabong family. The lunch break used to be my favorite time because not only I munched delicacies but also got a chance to communicate with other employees, learn and share experiences, meet achievers, and get acquainted with my team better. We also used to go out for team parties to enjoy and bust work stress.

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I faced many challenges during the internship but overcoming them helped me evolve and develop my skills. I got a good understanding of the recruitment process. From developing a sense of responsibility, taking initiatives, and working with accuracy to being upbeat and punctual, I learnt innumerable things on personal and professional fronts. It made me realise that we should be inquisitive and should never stop questioning – the eagerness to learn always pays off. Most importantly, it taught me to keep a smile on my face regardless of my mood. This full-time winter internship didn’t just teach me the intricacies of the corporate world but also helped me find my true calling! Though it was an arduous task to wake up early in the morning on chilly winter days, travel in busy and crowded metros to reach the office, and then come back in the evening and study for the semester exams, the struggle was totally worth it. I had the time of my life at Jabong!

Courtesy: Sarvesh Agrawal is the founder and CEO of Internshala, an internships and trainings platform (internshala.com)

 

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Internshala Trainings Launches French Language Training To Encourage Indian Students To Learn The Most Popular Foreign Language

Started in 2015, Internshala Trainings is the learning hand of Internshala and offers various trainings created by experts in 19 in-demand skills including ethical hacking, programming with python, internet of things etc

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French is one of the most popular foreign languages to learn among today’s generation. While it is a fascinating new skill to learn, adding this language to one’s resume could benefit them both academically and professionally. Pixabay

Internshala Trainings, the trainings arm of Internshala, has launched its first ever language training – French language training. The beginner level training will help the learners to read, write, and converse in French. The major highlight of the training is the ‘in-built speech recognition engine’ which helps the learners practise their pronunciation. In this, the learners would be able to see a French word or phrase, its phonetic, and its audio pronunciation on the screen. After going through these, the learners will be able to record themselves speaking the word/phrase via the microphone and check if their pronunciation is correct or not.

The 6-weeks long training features scenario-based learning where interactions between characters in different day-to-day settings would help learners understand the language in a better manner. The training covers 15 basic topics of French in 4 different modules which include an introduction to French language, learning how to introduce oneself and other people, learning to conduct basic conversations in outdoor settings like while dining or shopping, and learning to make other day-to-day conversations like talking about renting a place, getting a job, or planning an outing in French. 

Additionally, to make learning fun and simpler, the training is packed with engaging quizzes and multiple exercises such as fill in the blanks, arrange in order, MCQs, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, and match the following. 

The training is created by a French language expert, Rachna Sachdev, who has been learning and practising French for over 10 years. She finds the French culture fascinating and emphasises that French is an interesting language to explore and opens up various career opportunities for the Indian students in both India as well as abroad.

On the launch of the French training, the Founder and CEO of Internshala, Sarvesh Agrawal said, “From the past 5 years, we are thriving to skill Indian students for the professional world through Internshala Trainings. All the trainings that we offer are beginner-level trainings to provide students with an opportunity to explore and learn new skills without having any previous knowledge of the subject. So far, our trainings taught most sought-after skills in engineering and management fields, and with the launch of French language training, we are stepping into new waters to bring out exciting trainings which are both fun to learn and add to students’ career journey in newer domains.”

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Internshala Trainings, the trainings arm of Internshala, has launched its first ever language training – French language training. The beginner level training will help the learners to read, write, and converse in French. Pixabay

He further added, “French is one of the most popular foreign languages to learn among today’s generation. While it is a fascinating new skill to learn, adding this language to one’s resume could benefit them both academically and professionally. It could help students who are aspiring to pursue higher education in French universities and can certainly catalyse the job searching process in France for them irrespective of their career domains.”

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Started in 2015, Internshala Trainings is the learning hand of Internshala and offers various trainings created by experts in 19 in-demand skills including ethical hacking, programming with python, internet of things, data science, digital marketing, financial modelling, creative writing, and so on. The training platform aims to empower students by skilling them as per the industry standards as well as encourage them to explore new horizons through beginner level trainings in popular categories.

For more details or to enrol in the training, visit: http://bit.ly/e-fren