“Armed with a bag of stones and accompanied by Rehna, my mom’s youngest cousin who lived nearby, I used to climb up the plantation. If lucky, twenty aims of stone would send a mango down. The most important thing, however, is not to bring a mango down but to get it from the neighbor’s compound before the kids there grab them. “
Ramya Vijayram takes you through the experience of Joshua Albin, who volunteered at a Buddhist nunnery at Leh last summer. Read on to indulge
Adarsh Tadimari and Saikanth Dacha share their experience of interning a summer abroad in California and what they learnt from it. Interning in California has the California factor attached: whether you are a movie lover, nature enthusiast, business person, IT engineer, entrepreneur, physicist, or an investor, California is the place to be; it has just about everything.
If you’re seething with rage at being a good-for-anything-but-a-good-non-core-intern Dual and lust for revenge on your smirking can-sit-for-DB and can-sit-for-GS BTech batchmates, American Express feels for you. For the learning experience seekers (*cough* maggus *cough*), AmEx also does imbibe some pretty important skills in you though this varies from intern to intern.
“We were on our way to the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel from which one can view the entire city. On the way, we encountered something most shocking…”
I hadn’t quite anticipated what volunteering at a Ghanaian orphanage for a month would bring. Sure, I thought I would feel the obligatory happiness associated with doing my bit for the (global) community. And I was definitely a bit frightened about dealing with the kids – what if they didn’t like me? What if I didn’t know how to handle them? What if I had to change diapers?
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