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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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There is a way that can make your career break productive and keep you near your professional life. Pixabay
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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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An online training can give a new direction to your academic career

An online training helps in laying a strong foundation while providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

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

By Sarvesh Agarwal

“Demolition, desperation, and depression. These three words became synonymous with my life after the first year of college. Being a computer science student with absolutely no coding background meant that I needed to put in double the efforts. However, when it came to coding, I failed thrice in exams and got backlogs in subjects like Programming, Data Structures, and Advanced Programming. I had virtually given up on coding and wanted to quit the stream for some other option. Amidst such depression, I stumbled upon Android. It fascinated me, but I knew I could not do anything as my programming basics were not clear. When all seemed lost, a friend suggested online training. I did some online research and enrolled for an Android training.

The training was divided into 4 modules, each having a test of its own. I started off quite slow, learning and practising the basics of Java first and later moving to Android. I was also attending summer classes at the college, studying to clear my backlogs. I had always thought that I could do any free course online or watch videos on YouTube – after all, everywhere on the internet, the content would be same, but I realized that wasn’t the case after a couple of days into the training. The content was tailored for learning and focused on the basics and then gradually escalated, covering everything that any beginner needed. It answered many questions and doubts that I had for a long time. Slowly but steadily, the training helped me improve my coding and helped me in understanding the concepts being taught in the summer classes.

The flexibility offered by the online training was another advantage. I could study for as long as I wanted according to my own schedule which helped me in managing the college work. The provided support was also great! I topped all my backlog exams of coding and within 2 months of completing the training, I developed two apps which are available on Play Store. After successfully developing the first app, my interest in coding increased significantly. I started devoting a lot of hours on this regularly and topped the subsequent exams in the next semester! I started getting noticed for my coding skills and even got offers to work with a couple of startups. Now, I have done another online training and added yet another skill to my arsenal.”

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Can’t land an internship? An online training course may help. Pixabay

This is what Ankush Sharma, a student pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun has to share about his tryst with online training and how his life took a U-turn for the best.

To begin with, what is online training?

Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Students can learn online, anywhere and anytime. Instead of using physical copies of books it uses visual content and gamification. It also offers flexibility to help you learn as per your timeline and availability.

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An online training helps in laying a strong foundation while providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the subject and instilling a confidence that will help you crack any exam or interview. There are millions of Ankush out there who have been at the brunt of our education system, which focuses more on marks and less on learnings. This conventional approach is getting obsolete and with time students have been progressing towards online learning to help seek support and understand topics better. It is time you decide, what would you like to be, the victim or the victor?

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