The Summer Saga Contest 2014 – 60 Days as an Intern

You can read about the results of last year’s competition here.

The home page for last year’s competition can be found here

It’s time for the Summer Saga Contest 2014. A lot of you would have just returned from your summer internship. We are hunting for the best stories of your summer internships. Some of you would have beaten the heat, sitting in an air-conditioned cubicle, staring at excel sheets all day long. Some others may have been sent to remote villages and towns, in the sweltering 45-degree heat. Some may have gone abroad, and enjoyed the good life, while others may have tasted life in a start-up, and yet others may have had no work to do at all.

Everyone has a story. Do you have one? If yes, start typing. Now. The winner gets a cash prize of Rs.15,000. The runner-up gets a cash prize of Rs.5000

The best 5 experiences will be highlighted on and will win a Calvin & Hobbes comic book! It will also serve as a great accomplishment on your resume!

We will also declare the ‘Campus with the most Interesting Interns’ based on the entries from all the campuses. (Minimum number of entries for a campus to be considered for this title – 10)

The entries will be judged on two main parameters : 1) Usefulness for future readers 2) How interesting the articles are

It will be preferred if these aspects are covered in the write-up :

1. Brief outline of the project

2. Most challenging aspect of the job

3. Most enjoyable aspect of the job

4. Greatest learning



Yes, we know that there are confidentiality issues. We understand it and it will not be held against you if  you choose to omit some details. If you are scared of being heckled by the HR or your placements committee, we have a solution for that as well! We give you the option of writing an entry anonymously. You can send us your story at editor(at)insideiim(dot)com. from an email ID, and your story will be published by us, and your details will be kept totally confidential. You will still be eligible for the prize and your name will be declared publicly only if you wish. The winning ‘anonymous’ entry will be announced.

Try to keep your experiences as real as possible. No word Limit.

You have full freedom to express yourselves creatively. You can add images or embed videosThe deadline for submitting entries is 10 July 2014.

If you have any questions please let us know on editor(at)insideiim(dot)com.


The evaluation of entries will be done by Industry Experts & Alumni. Know about last year’s judges here. This year’s judges will be announced soon.

Participants can get cracking with their experiences here – (Register on the website, and then click on to start writing about your experiences. Internships can be under the following domains (feel free to write even if your internship does not fall under any of these domains)

Banking & Finance


General Management

Sales & Marketing

Operations & Supply Chain

Human Resource and Personnel Management

Information Technology and Related


Get Started folks…..Happy writing!!

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