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These students benefited from an online training. You can too, here’s how

Online learning is an opportunity for you to learn in-demand technical skills such as Web Development, Android App Development, Python or C++ and in-demand management skills such as Business Communication, Advance Excel or Digital Marketing

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  • Students can benefit a lot from online training
  • There are many online courses available for students to enhance their courses
  • Here is how one can enhance their skills by taking an online course

Before we delve any further, we wanted to share the stories of 3 students and their tryst with online training.

Kapil Arora, a student of Government Engineering College, RTU shares why he opted for an online training and how it was a stepping stone to him becoming an entrepreneur.

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One can take up an online course to enhance their skills and chances of landing an internship. Pixabay

I had an idea for a startup but I couldn’t implement it because I wasn’t familiar with web design. I thought of hiring a web developer, but it wasn’t economical for me, being a student. So, I decided to learn web development myself. The next dilemma was how to learn it. I browsed the internet and after thorough research enrolled in an online training. Once the training began, I was reassured that the quality and learnability of the training modules couldn’t get any better.

After the successful completion of my training and having gained enough knowledge and experienced, I went live with my own startup, Indian Mistry”

Shivam Arora, a student of Allenhouse Business School, U.P couldn’t get an internship, this is how an online training helped him get multiple internships.

“When I was in my 2nd year of BBA, I went to an internship fair at DTU, Delhi. I remember how difficult it was for me to score an internship. I created my resume and started applying for internships. However, I didn’t get selected for an internship, maybe because I didn’t have the right skills. The rejections left me disappointed, and I stopped applying further. Then, I came to know about online training. I enrolled myself in 3 trainings – Advance Excel, Business Communication Skills, and Digital Marketing.

After the successful completion of the trainings, I reworded my resume and added these skills to it. I began applying to internships once again; this time I got selected for 4 out of the 6 internships I had applied to. My dashboard that earlier showed ‘Not selected’ now showed ‘Hired’ or ‘In Touch’. Till date, I have successfully completed 4 internships and am pursuing 2 internships currently.” 

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It is important to acquire skills before one go ahead and apply for an internship.

Abhishek Bhattacharya is pursuing B.Tech from Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, this is how an online training helped him get a full-time job.

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I had always been motivated to learn newer technological concepts and make relevant use of them, but I wasn’t familiar with any useful tutorials or trainings. After surfing the internet rigorously, I found a training on Data Analytics. I began my training with the excitement of building a project just after 4 weeks. The content was exquisite and perfect for a beginner with no or little knowledge of analytics. 
The best part of taking up this training was that it gave me an edge during my job application. It was a group interview and I had to stand out from my peers to get the job. The interviewer asked me why I wanted to work in IT despite being an electronics graduate. I told them that IT attracted me and that I had even built an analytics project, which was a core computer science project. I was asked to explain the project, and I did. The interviewers were satisfied and extended me a job offer.”

Kapil, Shivam and Abhishek realized that they weren’t skilled to get an internship or a job. This made them enrol for an online training and their life changed for better.

There are several online courses available to enhance one's skills and capabilities. Wikimedia Commons
There are several online courses available to enhance one’s skills and capabilities. Wikimedia Commons

Online learning is an opportunity for you to learn in-demand technical skills such as Web Development, Android App Development, Python or C++ and in-demand management skills such as Business Communication, Advance Excel or Digital Marketing. Online learning can truly make a difference in your academic or professional career – to being able to better understand topics to upskilling yourself and standing out from the rest of the students, online learning is the solution!

This is a guest post contributed by Sarvesh Agrawal, CEO of Internshala. Internshala is India’s most popular portal for finding internship positions. It also provides skill building training programs. For details, visit Internshala Trainings (trainings.internshala.com).

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E-learning Can Help You in Getting a Job

To help increase your chances of getting a job/internship focus on getting the skills because a degree won’t assure a job, but relevant skills will make the difference!

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“I was always intrigued by how a website functions and wanted to learn how to develop one but had no prior knowledge or experience in web development. I did some research and enrolled in a Web Development online training. It was a 6-week long online training which was divided into 4 modules – HTML & CSS, Bootstrap, MySQL, and PHP. The training started with frontend technologies wherein I learned to develop a webpage using HTML tags and to design and style it using CSS. The first and second modules introduced me to the working of various tags, the styling of pages, and the concept of responsiveness. The next two modules taught me the nuts and bolts of the backend. I learned different storage techniques, types of databases, MySQL queries, DML commands, and various types of keys and their uses. Lastly, I learned server-side scripting language and MySQLi. Most of the queries I had during this training were solved via Q/A forum but if I ever had a doubt, the teaching assistant was there to help. The quizzes and coding challenges made this journey quite interesting and the solutions to all the assignments were helpful. In those 6 weeks, I learned much more than I had expected.

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Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Flickr

Just after the training completed, I began my search for relevant internships with an eagerness to work on live projects. I applied to an internship along with the link to the e-commerce website I had built as a part of the training in my application and within a week or so, I received an email stating that I had been shortlisted. Going forward with the selection procedure, they gave me a task wherein I had to design a homepage for their website with a header followed by a photo carousel, services, and other details. I put everything I had learned during the training to use and submitted my entry. I was shortlisted for the telephonic interview! In the interview, the recruiter asked me about web development and I answered with ease, after which I was hired as a front-end developer. My responsibilities include developing various blogs and websites for the organisation and testing them for speed and performance. I also work on their SEO plans, meta tags, and WordPress plugins. “

This is the story of Sanya Singh, a student of Northern India Engineering College and how an online training helped her get an internship. Despite not having completed formal education in the field of web development, the training equipped Sanya in getting employed. 

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Online training is the perfect medium to bridge the gap and realising what you can do and can make a career in.. Pixabay

To help you understand how an online training can make the difference, let us first discuss what is online training? Unlike the conventional learning in the classrooms, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Students can learn online, anywhere and anytime. Instead of physical copies of books, e-learning uses visual content and gamification.

While hiring, employers seek relevant set of skills which can easily be gained through learning. The test and assignments along the duration of the training will provide you with knowledge and experience that will instil confidence in you.

Know How An Online Training Can Help Kick-Start Your Career.
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Every year 60 Lac students graduate but only 8-10% get hired and the reason for it is – skill gap. So, to help increase your chances of getting a job/internship focus on getting the skills because a degree won’t assure a job, but relevant skills will make the difference!

About the Author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform (Internshala.com)