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How can a Virtual Internship help you in your Career-break?

To help you understand better how virtual internships can help you make the most out of your break

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Ruchita Jain was working as a software application developer in a reputed company. Being good at her work, she was earning herself a handsome salary. She continued her job after getting married but, after two years, when she had her son, she decided to take a break from her career to look after him. For two years, she happily took care of her child but this transition of her, from being a self-dependent woman to a homemaker took a toll on her self-confidence. When her son started going to a play school, she could find some free time daily which she started utilizing to read, write, and learn. Later she got to know about virtual internships and started applying to them, after facing a few rejections she was selected for one. After that she never turned back, she did more internships along with taking care of her son and discovered her lost confidence and self-worth.

In India, every year, millions of women like Ruchita take a career break due to added responsibilities of getting married or having a child. Many a time a break meant for a few months stretches up to many years. And, with the continuously prolonging breaks, they become more and more distant from their professional selves. What if there was a way to bridge this distance along with fulfilling your responsibilities as a wife and mother? Well, there is a way that can make your career break productive and keep you near your professional life.

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You can take up various virtual internships while you are on a break to take care of your family. Pixabay

To help you understand better how virtual internships can help you make the most out of your break, below listed are a few points highlighting the benefits of pursuing one:

Convenience in working: The major pro of doing a virtual internship is that it provides you with the flexibility in terms of time and commitment. Since you won’t have to be physically present for the job, this will enable you to work as per your convenience and keep you tension free. And thus, doing these virtual internships will keep your confidence up and give you a sense of self-worth while you won’t be able to pursue your profession.

Keep you in touch with the industry: Most of the companies don’t allow work from home or other flexible work options to their employees, which in the end, forces many women to quit their jobs as they need to handle some new responsibilities at home. In such cases, to keep up with the industry trends and skills, you can take up virtual internships.

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Additionally, having such internship experiences on your resume will later help you with the job securing process when you are ready for it. Pixabay

A chance to explore new opportunities: For some job profiles, it is not feasible to work remotely. Here, you can explore some new areas through internships without much work pressure. Who knows you might even discover your true passion which you were not able to explore and pursue before because of your commitments to your job.

Added income: With added responsibilities come new expenses and quitting your job at the same time might weigh on the economic setting of your home. Considering most of the virtual internships come with a stipend, doing one can enable you to contribute to the financials of your home and give you a sense of self-dependence.

If you are already on a career break or are planning to take one, pursuing a few virtual internships during the time will help you stay up-to-date with the advancing technologies and industry trends, and ultimately help you ease back into your professional life when you decide to.

Courtesy: Internshala (https://internshala.com/)

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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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The competition is high but there still are jobs which fresh graduates can pursue to achieve success. Pixabay
Can't land an internship? An online training course may help. Pixabay
  • 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).