A workshop on optimizing your summer internship, 15th April 2014 at Oakbrook Business School

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An Internship is a very important part of a student’s career, it is the stepping stone of their career and a lifetime opportunity where one can get introduced to a particular work culture. One can learn ample things in his/her summer internship and thereby gauge the career prospects in the coming years. Keeping this scenario in mind, Oakbrook Business School organized a scintillating seminar at its campus on the topic ‘Optimizing your summer internship’ on 15th April 2014. Oakbrook Business School is an upcoming B-School at Adalaj, and has conducted several programs in the genre of Faculty Development, Student Development and Corporate Training. Oakbrook Business School is an AICTE approved institute and is all ready to launch its MBA program this year.

The workshop at OBS had a huge presence more than 130 students, professionals and faculty of various institutes who had gathered to get insights about making the most from their internships. The workshop had a string of glorious speakers from the industry namely Prof. P. Ganesh (Faculty, EDI, Gandhinagar); Mr. Jitendra Shah (M.D, Tipsons Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.); Mr. Raghunandan Honawar ( Sub Head- supply chain Management, Videocon Telecommunications Ltd.); Mr. Mohammad Athar (Sr. Manager, PwC); Mr. Sushil Thaker (Sr. Consultant, KPMG), and Mr. Guruprakash Iyer (CEO, G&F International. The workshop also had the presence of eminent personalities such as Dr. N. R. Dixit (Founder, Director, Som-Lalit Institute of Management)Prof. N. R. Dave (Former Vice Chancellor-North Gujarat University, Former Director of Technical Education, Govt. of Gujarat, Former Chairman, AICTE, Western Region) who are also among the Board of Governors of Oakbrook Business School.

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The workshop was commenced by Dr. Nivedita Srivastava (Dean, Oakbrook Business School), who gave a warm welcome to all the participants and introduced the speakers. The first speaker was Prof. P. Ganesh who gave a detailed presentation on importance of internships and types of internships. He gave insights on the outcomes of the internship and its effect on one’s career. The second speaker was Mr. Jitendra Shah, he stated that it is important for a person to have vision and passion to follow it, an internship can drive you closer to your dream. The next speaker was Mr. Raghunandan Honawar who talked about the internships and its challenges, he talked about the various aspects of internships and the benefits an individual can reap from it. The next speaker was Mr. Mohammad Athar, he started his speech by reminiscing his experience during internship. He recalled that he learnt a lot of corporate ethics and codes of conduct during his internship and hence advised the students to take their internships seriously.

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The next speaker was Mr. Sushil Thaker, he gave a very interactive presentation in which he urged the participants to think differently and stand out from the herd. He gave many pictorial slides and motivated the students to perform as well as learn during their internship. The last speaker for the session was Mr. Guruprakash Iyer who asked the students to develop their basic skills like communication skills, soft skills etc which will help them to communicate better and ended his speech by saying that learning never goes in vain and thus one must learn as many things as possible from an internship!

 

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Significance of Internship

You need to be extremely lucky to get the position at your dream company without internship by your side. Such is the importance of an internship program that a student is required to go through to achieve a good job in a good company. Graduating students with paid or unpaid internships are at a higher chance of landing up at a full-time position. Due to this vital advantage of obtaining a better career, students opt for undergoing internships even as undergraduates. Hence, it is not unusual for graduates to take up internships in the hopes of turning it into a permanent position or at least building a fruitful resume.

While the career you end up working in may be a bit more down-to-earth, internships allow you to explore all the possibilities and come away with an experience that you will never forget. While a full-time job may be hard to come across in certain areas and organisations, many companies are willing to take on an intern. An internship could allow you to take a look into professions and organisations that you’ve only ever dreamed of. You could find yourself interning at a sporting club and attending matches and events, chasing the biggest story of the year with a news crew, interning for a renowned fashion designer or coordinating a prestigious event such as fashion week. You may even opt to look beyond your local city, and complete an intensive internship over university holidays at an organisation interstate or overseas.

With rapid changes in the economy, the nature of work is, as well, changing drastically. Read through the following lines to know more on the significance of internship.

 

  • Provides Experience and Knowledge
  • Improves Skills
  • Boosts Self-Confidence
  • Real Corporate Feel
  • You can convert your academic knowledge into industry skills
  • The experience will narrow down your list of potential careersImage

You are becoming an Engineer…NOW WHAT?

The Final year engineering student are often perplexed with the number of study options and employment opportunities to be explored after their degree Oakbrook Business School tried to nudge the baggage of confusion by getting opinions from industry experts of the field and clear that cloggy cloud of confusion!

Keeping in mind the current scenario of engineering education, Oakbrook Business School had organized a series of seminars on March 26, 27, 28 for final year engineering students of various engineering streams. The topic of the seminar was ‘Industry growth and employability of Engineers’, which is apt pertaining to the confusion of engineering students as to what will be the opportunities after completing their degree.  The seminar had eminent personalities from the streams of Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Electronics and Communications, Computer and Civil Engineering. More than 300 hundred students participated in the seminars and insightful academicians and industry speakers were invited as speakers to enlighten the students and give them a broader vision of career options.

The seminar had celebrated personalities from the industry as speakers such as  Viplav Shah (Director, HCP), Nimit Karia(Director, Development2020), R.J. Shah (CEO, Dahej SEZ), Rupesh Vasani (Director, SAL Institute of Technology), Shaishav Singh (Director, Dotcad), Ekta Mehul( Head, e-infochips), Samir Patel (Chairman & MD, Amos Enterprise).

The seminar also had prominent academicians from coveted institutes of Gujarat such as Prof. C.G. Bhagchandani (Prof. Chemical Engineering, LD Engineering College), Dr. Rupesh Vasani (Director, SAL Institute of Technology), Hiteishi Diwanji (L.D. Engineering College), Dr. Atul Bhargav (IIT Gandhinagar), Dr. K. M. Srivastava (Prof., Mechanical Engineering, Indus University), Dr. D.V. Bhatt (were present to spill their pearls of wisdom on various opportunities after completing an engineering degree. They encouraged and gave great insights to the budding engineers.

Oakbrook Business School is an upcoming business school that aims to establish and nurture quality management education. The young-n-preppy business school has conducted several workshops in the city in order to set the benchmark of quality learning.

Oakbrook Business School wishes to lend a helping hand and provide a platform to the engineering students and industry experts to discuss and identify the demands of the industry and focus on their future ambitions. This seminar is sure to expand the horizons of the future engineers towards a brighter and sparkling career ahead. For more information about Oakbrook Business School call 982438806