Prof. Chandramouli became the faculty advisor of the internship office in February, building on his experiences of being the faculty in charge of ME internships. He believes that faculty intervention in the internship process will lead to transparency and increase the number of internship opportunities for students.
“There is something oddly satisfying about sipping a Tim Hortons’ French Vanilla coffee while reading literature for your project on the grassy lawns of the university, skirting green pellets of goose poop and feeling that the Canadian student experience has been nailed to perfection.”- Pranathi Diwakar, final-year M.A. student, writes about her Mitacs Globalink scholarship-funded internship at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
‘Summer of 2014. Ten of the most precious and enjoyable weeks of my life. A summer spent as much in learning as it was spent in having fun, spent as much in making new bonds as renewing existing ones. A summer almost wholly spent interning at Samsung Research Institute, Bangalore.’ In our latest Internship Story, Ganesh Kumar details his internship experience with Samsung, Bangalore.
“It was a journey that started last year in September, when I began to look in earnest for internships abroad. Although from an Electrical Engineering background, my interests tended strongly towards neuroscience and I was looking out for universities that offered a holistic exposure to Computational Neuroscience. After a few heartbreaks that seem trivial in retrospect, I landed an internship in Paris at École Normale Supérieure (ENS), via the Charpak Scholarship. Cue ten unforgettable weeks of my life.” Pragathi Praveena, fourth year B. Tech student, tells us about her summer.
“With regard to experience, perspective and other long words, this was an eye-opener. The learning curve is really steep, and unlike anything one encounters in college. The office is formal — both in attire and conduct, and helps you develop a corporate and professional approach to work. It gives you a business perspective of the investment banking industry.”
Swapnil and Nishad, who interned with Deutsche Bank this summer, talk about the experience.
Unless you are a mountain goat (or close), climbing stairs can make one breathless and sitting still can tire you out. Yet, walk into a classroom with smiling faces and voices that chime “Thank you, Ma’am!” for returning their chorused “Good morning!” and you can’t help but grab a book, grin back and plunge right into a story.
Ashwin Mohandas is a fourth year student in the Department of Naval Architecture. Transocean comes for intern selections around the end of September. The
Sohini Sarkar is a fourth year student in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She talks about her summer experience while interning at Samsung in Bangalore.
Vikram Rao is a fourth year B.Tech student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He spent the summer interning at Microsoft Research, Redmond (MSR Redmond).
A. Sneha is a 4th year student studying MA(Development Studies) at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Interning at the Wadhwani