It has been more than a year, and India is still dealing with the pandemic. One of the biggest impacted sectors due to this pandemic is the education sector. Though various new promising ed-tech services have started in the last year which has helped education institutes to continue with their teaching, many students who were supposed to join their internship or job in a physical mode this year are now again forced into working from home due to the second wave of the pandemic. For an MBA student like you who is currently completing his/her summer internship or just joining their job after b-school, it can be a little overwhelming to work from home. Thus we bring you some of the summer internship experiences of your senior batch who had also faced the same issue last year. Read their internship experiences and learn from them on how to adapt yourself to the situation and how you can make the best of it.
Summer Internship Experience At Hindustan Unilever | ULIP Journey
Find out the internship experience of Raahul Saxena, an IIM Calcutta Alumni, at Hindustan Unilever. He talks about his preparation for getting into HUL, the selection process, his ULIP journey, and what were some of the things that came useful for him over the course of his internship. Also, find out what advice he gives to his juniors who plan to make it to the same destination that he did.
A Summer Full Of Googliness
Find out here what it is like to intern at Google. Vinayak Garg, an IIM Shillong student, details about his summer internship experience at Google. He talks about Google’s work culture and his many learnings from having interned there last year. Read here to know more about it.
How I Experienced Investment Banking With JPMC In The Virtual World
This is the journey of Nikita Tayal, an IIFT Delhi student, where she shares her internship experience at JP Morgan Chase in 2020, which happened in a virtual mode. She tells us about her journey, the difficulties she faced and some lifelong learnings she got during the internship. Find out more about her internship experience here.
When The Journey Is Inclusive, It Is Better To Tread: Ganapathy Writes On His Experience At TAS
“After successfully making it to a B-School, the very next question for a student would be “How would my summer selection process go?” I too was no exception to this.” - Ganapathy. Find out how Ganapathy, A TISS student got his internship at TAS, how was his 2 months of virtual internship, and what were some of his biggest takeaways from this experience.
Challenging Convention And "Rising" Up To "The Mahindra GMC Internship Program" | Summer Saga 2020
Read about Durga's journey from SIBM Pune to getting his internship at Mahindra & Mahindra. He tells us about his internship experience and some of his best moments during the internship. He also talks about how the interns at Mahindra Group helped the interns to overcome the COVID crisis. Read here to know more about his story.
InsideIIM presents the 8th Season of Summer Saga where you can share your bizarre, enriching, a-little-difficult-yet-fun experiences with everyone and win prizes for the same. We have changed the rules in the eighth season. You don't need to wait for your internship to end in order to share your experience. Instead, it will be a digital diary, where you will be able to document your learnings and experiences, during your stint.
TIMELINE, PROCESS AND RULES
- You don't need to register on InsideIIM.com or on the Kampus App to take part in Summer Saga Season 8. Simply share your experiences in the Digital Diary. To maintain standardisation, every Digital Diary will have a few questions that you'll need to answer.
- Access all the Digital Diaries forms from here. You will receive Digital Diaries from us on the following dates:
-Digital Diary 1 - 02.05.2021
-Digital Diary 2 - 09.05.2021
-Digital Diary 3 - 23.05.2021
-Digital Diary 4 - 06.06.2021
-Digital Diary 5 - 20.06.2021
- After 20th June, we will collate your entries as a single article and share the same with the same.
- Your overall submission will be evaluated on the following parameters:
-Completeness: This depends on the number of Digital Diaries you have filled.
-Value Addition: This depends on how in-depth your answers have been. The score for this parameter will be given by our Judges.
-Reach: This depends on how many unique people have read your internship experience once we publish the article. We maintain fair play, we will publish all the articles on the same day, so that you can also share the same in your network.
- There is also a title called, ‘Campus With The Most Interesting Interns’ that will be awarded to (a) the campus that submits the maximum number of entries and (b) the campus that submits the best quality entries (based on the score given by our judges). The minimum entries from campus to be considered for this title is 10. So, if you want your campus to win the title then make sure your classmates and other students from your b school share their experiences in this year's Summer Saga Competition.
PRIZES TO WIN
This competition is broadly divided into four categories. Refer to the table below to know more about prizes in each category.
Banking and Finance
Sales, Marketing and General Management
HR, Consulting and Others
|1st Prize||₹ 10,000||₹ 10,000||₹ 10,000||₹ 10,000|
|Runner Up||₹ 5,000||₹ 5,000||₹ 5,000||₹ 5,000|
The 1st Prize winner will also get a one-hour 1-on-1 career guidance session with an industry stalwart, from our panel of mentors in Kounsel.
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Every year, we have Campus Managers from some of the top companies (such as Reliance, HSBC, Flipkart, ABG, HUL, TAS, etc) judging the annual Summer Saga competition. We will release the details of the judges of Summer Saga Season 8 soon!
Check out the previous year's winners!
Maybe this will help you reflect and recall these two months as well (which can come in handy when appearing for interviews in the future). InsideIIM is the perfect platform to chronicle your experiences, your highs, your lows and everything in between.