In today’s day and age, exposure to the industry is an essential aspect for any management student. A blog written by Raghav Singla (PGDM Batch of 2013-15) highlights the experiences of a student at their very first step towards living the corporate life – The Summer Internship Project.
Internship is very important for a management student because this is the time when we are exposed to the harsh realities of the corporate world. I had also went through the process of doing internship with one of the leading companies not only in India but around the world as well. With Reliance Industries I was able to get the feel of working with and in such a big organization. Rubbing my shoulders with EXIM department officials for over 2 months helped me to gain corporate exposure and knowhow of the department. When I speak about how I got this offer was through my close relative. I had to sit for an interview with the senior official of the department before clearing the hurdle.
On the due course of my internship I was given a task for suggesting any changes in Foreign Trade Policy 2014-19. In my internship I learnt about the core functions of EXIM department. Since I was based out in Mumbai I had learned the skills of time management and cash management respectively.
Every internship has some or other things to offer and the learnings out of this internship has helped me to be a better person. Internship is not all about having work experiences rather it is about gaining, learning and working in corporate life. Reliance Industry’s EXIM department helped me in achieving the above mentioned fundamental of the internship. Though I was limited to only couple of months of internship but when I look back at it now I can rightfully say that this has been a life changing couple of months and the learnings out of it has somehow helped me to devise a path for my career.
PGDM Batch of 2013-15
IILM Institute, Gurgaon