7 Web Portals that can help you land into your Dream Internship!

Internship has become a buzz word for today’s youth and very rightly so. Employers in today’s workforce market rely heavily on resumes that illustrate a relevant work history, whether that’s from internships, volunteer work, or actual job experience. A practical work background carries a major significance when attempting to enter the job market. It’s all about competition. Not only are businesses competing against each other for a competitive advantage, but people are also competing to land that coveted position in a company.

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Here, we try to list down 7 websites which can act as a bridge between you and the internship you are looking for.

InternShala
Link: www.internshala.com

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Internshala is an internship platform, based out of Gurgaon, India. Founded by Sarvesh Agrawal, an IIT Madras alumnus, in 2010, the website helps students find internships with organizations in India. Internshala is no.1 internship & training website for students in India with 4000+ paid internships in Engineering, MBA, media, law, arts & other streams.

LetsIntern
Link: www.letsintern.com

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LetsIntern aims at providing a single platform for interaction between 10 million graduates across India and thousands of organization spread across the length and breadth of this country.  It offers internships across sector and disciplines, so whether you are law, architecture, engineering or art student, it caters to all of you. Similarly, it caters across firms.

MakeIntern
Link: www.makeintern.com

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MakeIntern is an online portal which provides the best internship opportunities in India. Such as Summer Internships, Virtual Internship, Paid Internship and many more. It helps in providing internships across various sector and disciplines, like law, architecture, engineering, arts or management student, it caters to all of you. Similarly, it caters across firms.

HelloIntern
Link: www.hellointern.com

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Hello, Intern is a new venture based on the idea of naukri.com but in a different field. hellointern.com differentiates from naukri.com by providing services in the field of training/internship, summer jobs, part-time jobs only. Right now they are focusing mainly on the domain of technical internships. They provide a FREE listing of companies’ internship positions and help them select the profiles best-fitting to their requirements. They already have more than 2000 students registered from premier institutions like IITs, NITs, ISM Dhanbad etc. in less than 3 months.

LinkedIn
Link: www.linkedIn.com

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Well if you are in the Job market and don’t know about LinkedIn, then it would be like not knowing the sun. LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via a website and mobile apps.  500 million members in 200 countries, out of which more than 106 million members are active. It offers internship as well with major companies listing openings through the portal throughout the year.

InternTheory
Link: www.interntheory.com

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Intern Theory provides you access to a variety of student-credit opportunities (paid/unpaid internships, volunteering at NGOs, virtual jobs etc.) that will ensure that you will cultivate the right amount of experience and the ethics of hard work, responsibility, discipline and of course the cool notion of ‘being at work’!

Naukri.Com
Link: www.naukri.com

 

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The word ‘Naukri’ translates to ‘Job’ in English. As of Dec 2016, Naukri.com had a database of about 49.5 million registered job seekers and an average of about 11,000 resumes was added daily while about 130,000 resumes were modified daily during the Fiscal year 2013-14. Those statistics in itself speak about the potential of the website and its capacity to get you an internship!

I hope this article gets you what you want and the company where you want to be. A suggestion would be to keep checking multiple portals for intern openings.

Till then, May the force be with you! 😋

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5 Startups that will make a difference in 2018

Around the world, there are about 300 million persons trying to start about 150 million businesses. About one third will be launched, so it means 50 million new firm births per year and about 137,000 per day. But, there is only handful of these which are able to shatter the glass-ceiling and make a difference. Read on below to know five such startups that will make a difference in 2018.

1. Faircent

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Source: Yo!Success

The post-demonetisation era saw a boom in FinTech startup ecosystem. These startups are working actively to bring innovation and disruption to the contrary conventional Indian financial sector. One such startup is Gurugram-based Faircent. It is a P2P lending startup which unites money lenders with borrowers. Started back in the year 2014, it offers a range of different tools like Auto Invest, it is an entirely-automated feature which pairs a lender’s loan conditions with that of the borrower’s requirements and itself communicates proposals to the borrower on behalf of the lender, based on pre-chosen lending conditions like loan tenure, amount, and risk profile.

2. Pymetrics

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“If LinkedIn and Match.com ever had a kid, Pymetrics would be it.”

Launched in 2014, the brainchild of a Harvard and MIT PhD, built this with the objective of eliminating oblivious prejudice from the recruitment process. Thinking, how? You just need to play a few games for a short duration on the website and then its super-smart algorithms will calculate your natural individual traits like attention span or motivation—and determine which career is best suited for you.  Later, it will forward your profile to potential employers looking for people like you.

3. CODA

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Source: Product Hunt

Tired of juggling between spreadsheets and docs? Well, two Google alums have come up with ‘Coda’ which will put an end to your misery. It allows flexible collaborations, has UI elements and new methods to fit data which you might find across different platforms like spreadsheets or documents. Its ability to combine documents together, infused with live data that updates automatically, has led prominent players like Uber to use Coda-like a wiki in some cases.

4. NAUTO

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Not to be confused with Naruto, the third-best selling manga of all time, Nauto is the name of a Silicon Valley-based autonomous vehicle technology startup which was founded in 2015. It has come up with inward and outward-facing cameras which are connected to the windshield of vehicles. The system catches the video and treats the big amount of data it collects in real-time and then gives personalized feedback to fleets and their drivers, to help reduce collisions. The aim is to apply the collected data to mirror and shape the autonomous systems in self-driving cars.

5. DocTalk

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In today’s time when mobile phones and health apps which link you to doctors, serves consultations and delivers medicines, there still exists the difficulty of keeping a track with all the patient follow-ups and calls. This is exactly why DocTalk a mobile app was created to allows users to stay in touch with doctors easily. It runs as a Dropbox and WhatsApp equivalent for the Indian healthcare domain. A patient can subscribe to a doctor and then easily share files and past prescriptions to ensure that the doctor can quickly access it. Doctors too can upload and share any reports that they might have.

It is crucial to pay attention to how startups utilize unique business models to improve the results and the ones who can achieve a high level of success will find sustained growth.

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6 U-30 Indian Entrepreneurs For Your Weekly Dose of Motivation

Before you go on to read ahead, we have a warning for you – this article may make you feel very bad about yourself; make you question everything you’ve done so far in your puny little life. It may even cause you to worry about where your future is headed if your mother doesn’t already do that 10 times a day.

Or, you may choose to be an optimist for once, and actually, get inspired by the tales of these 6 epic Indians. 6 Indians that defied all odds and ensured success at an age where most people barely even get past dreaming about success. 6 young Indians that are making the world stand up and take notice of them.

We bring to you 6 Indian entrepreneurs, thirsty, but not yet thirty, making all the big noises for all the right reasons –

  1. Shashank ND

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This guy barely made the cut here. He almost doesn’t belong in this list. Not because he isn’t worthy or meritorious enough – it’s because he’s about to turn over 30 next month! When it comes to merit though, the 29 ¾ -years old B.Tech from NIT, Surathkal, is right up there with the biggies. Co-founder and CEO of Practo, a healthcare website and App that primarily helps patients and doctors connect with each other quickly. Consumers can find doctors and book online appointments, chat online with doctors, order medicines and lab tests, store health records and even read health articles written by doctors.

Practo, valued today at over $500mn, has over 2,00,000 healthcare providers on its platform and is present in India, Singapore, Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia catering to consumers and providers and in 10 more countries with its software products for healthcare providers. Practo touches the lives of billions of people today and is responsible for over 50M appointments/year on its platform.

“I want to build something that lasts for decades,” says Shashank, with the steely resolve in his eyes determined enough to break mountains. If and how much he grows, is something only God would know. We, just have to sit back and watch him unfold his magic!

2) Ritesh Agarwal

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Yet another dropout-success story. This time, of 23-year old Ritesh Agarwal, who founded Oyo Rooms soon after dropping out of college at 17. That’s right – 17 years! An age where most children are worried about getting good scores in their 12th Grade exams, Ritesh Agarwal had worries of a different kind going on. The man who has stayed at numerous budget hotels himself – and juggled roles as the housekeeper, call centre guy, and startup founder  – now owns India’s biggest brand of budget hotel rooms.

Three years ago, he started off with a single Gurgaon hotel. It had 14 rooms, and OYO took over 11 of those.  Now, it boasts of over 5500 properties in more than 170 cities! A net-worth valued over $500mn, Oyo is poised to raise a further $500mn from Softbank Vision Fund, thus putting it on the elite list of billion-dollar startups!

Oyo Rooms has been largely successful by adopting a business model that takes up budget rooms and provides top-class amenities like clean bathrooms and AC’s, something that was long considered to be the monopoly of fancy, 5-star+ hotels. The startup controls the entire process, from discovery to booking to the stay itself. OYO claims to have a 150-point standardization checklist and a 30-point audit checklist, to ensure top quality to every consumer even at budget prices.

The startup, which now offers premium rooms too, would rather focus on leisure stays and pilgrimages. Wonder what other masterstrokes lie in the 23-year old, Forbes -30-under-30 brain of Ritesh Agarwal…

3) Nandan Reddy & Rahul Jaimini

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Unless you’re living under a rock, you must be aware of Swiggy, if not used its services already for a million times. Nandan Reddy & Rahul Jaimini, both awarded the prestige of Forbes India 30-under-30, co-founded Swiggy. Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery company based out of Bangalore, providing services in across NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune.

Rahul Jaimini, 29, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus, who was then working as a software engineer with online fashion retailer Myntra, was roped in by Nandan to build the startup’s technology infrastructure. It has a simple business model – It collects commissions from restaurants, and also levies a nominal delivery fee from customers. This simple food delivery business has worked wonders – Swiggy has raised a total of $75.5 million in funding from various investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture, Accel Partners, SAIF Partners, Harmony Venture Partners, RB Investments and Apoletto.

Reddy believes there is big headroom for growth. “We see a million orders a day as a very real possibility in the next five years,” he says. We’re waiting…

4) Dhruvil Sanghvi

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“Logistics” is a term that is not widely used by many normal “muggle” citizens. Hell, more than half of them may not even know what it means! Talk about B2B industrial circles, however, and the masters of the trade would tell you just one name – LogiNext. Founder and CEO of one of India’s largest logistics networks, Dhruvil Sanghvi’s dinner guest list would probably include the Ambanis and the Birlas in a few years’ time. LogiNext has been recognized by some of the largest players including Reliance, Microsoft and IBM as one of the top 10 B2B startups of India. It is also backed by some of the top Indian HNIs as a part of Indian Angel Network. It has also raised more than $10mn by funding from e-com giant Paytm.

The brain behind LogiNext is no ordinary one. Dhruvil Sanghvi has previously worked with Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young Technology Advisory. He has extensive experience of advising a variety of Fortune 500 companies, starting from logistics companies to state and federal governments, on how to convert Big Data into intelligence. Dhruvil was on the core team of advising the largest logistics company in US as a part of their last mile route optimization program.

With plans for global expansion – eyeing China, South East Asia, and the Middle East regions, the only way this lad can go is up North on the scale of success.

5) Richa Singh

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For most of us, Dear Zindagi was our wake-up call to the harsh reality of depression and other mental illnesses. For 29-year old IIT Guwahati graduate Richa Singh, it dawned much earlier, when of her batchmates committed suicide. And then was born YourDost, a one-stop platform for anyone in trouble with depression, for anyone who needs a dost to realize he/she is not alone.

Teaming up with Puneet Manuja, also a victim of depression, Richa, via her one-of-a-kind startup, has succeeded in making her presence felt. Today, YourDOST has 750-plus experts, conducts 1,200 sessions per day and has helped 9 lakh people. Based in Bengaluru, the startup currently employs 25 people. The platform has three layers—self-help (educational content to build awareness), peer-to-peer (stories of people who have been through difficult times) and one-to-one (speaking to experts).

What drives this startup, even more, is that both Richa and Puneet have personal reasons to do this, and therefore their drive and hunger are very high. In a country of 1.2bn people, each living with miseries unknown, Richa knows she has only just tapped the tip of the iceberg.

6) Malav Sanghvi

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Ordinarily, people are too busy thinking of what sweets to buy from which shop after a baby is born in their family. Malav Sanghvi, 27 however, does not fit into the category of “ordinary”. Watching his cousin’s baby being taken care of by incubators at the hospital, Malav’s mind automatically sped into the direction of the poor, the destitute, who may not be so lucky enough to afford post-natal health care.

This thought slowly took the form of LifeCradle, a low-cost cardboard incubator that can be used even by the poorest of the lot to provide healthcare for newly-borns. LifeCradle is designed to provide hygienic living conditions as well as the technology needed for a newborn’s survival at home once it leaves neonatal care while keeping costs down. While the base is made of cardboard, the lid, which houses the technology, can be reused at care centres for the next child’s LifeCradle. The design makes it 90 percent cheaper than existing incubators and will be made available to neonatal intensive care units where such facilities are not affordable.

Already working on his another medi-care solution – Creoto, a programmable smart socket for amputees, Malav shows he is here to stay until everyone can afford the healthcare they deserve. With plans to reach out to the poorest of countries in Africa and Latin America with his innovative medicare solutions, his goal, he says, is to develop a system of sustainable and affordable health care at the grassroots.

What are you doing with your life, again, besides swiping right?

(All stories sourced from YourStory, ForbesIndia.)

The Relaunch tale of TheCollegeFever-how it all happened

2 a.m.: Workplace, having dinner and candid moments.

3 a.m.: Work resumed, till the morning lights.

The above is a small excerpt from the life of our team-mates during development stages. Night-outs in work-space, endless efforts and endeavors! Yes, that is how it was built. And the greatest part of this was, they enjoyed every bit of it. No complaints. They took it in their stride to complete the work and do it well on time. Here’s how-

The entire team revised the complete design, development and implementation of TheCollegeFever website. After several discards and rejection of alternatives, this present design was ascertained upon.

Once the design was fixed and implemented, the product head handed it over to the technical team. The Tech people then worked on making the website live within a span of weeks!

The threads of fragments started weaving up. But ‘To Err is Human’. The time for bug fixes came around. And bugs are bugging! Finally release approached and the nurtured seed was let out for the world to see. The product culminated to give way to the facilities and power to the hands of students.

So there are plenitude of features now vested to the students. You can check them out here goo.gl/VleCKU

TheCollegeFever stands for providing ample opportunities to students.

COALESCENCE’16

As the world seems to be moving towards a start-up culture, India also doesn’t lag behind. To ensure that, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus announces Coalescence’16:

Going Zero to One, targeted at being one of India’s finest e- summits. It will take place on September 4 and 5. The summit is aimed at providing one platform where the budding entrepreneurs of the country will get ample opportunities to showcase their talent in front of the experts from various industries. The participants will also get the opportunity to get their ideas funded by the partner incubators.

ACT, The Conference

ACT is committed towards being a stage where the flow of ideas and inspiration flows endlessly. After all, who can beat the power of an idea, especially when the inspiration comes from someone who has seen it all, and achieved a success story of his own! ACT hosts a panel of successful entrepreneurs of the country, who share their stories with the attendees, in order to inspire them and to create new stories. Some of the speakers from the past editions are:

  • Rahul Yadav (Co-founder, Housing.com)
  • Pawan Agrawal (CEO, Mumbai Dabbawalas)
  • Vijay Nair (Founder, Only Much Louder)
  • Kunal Shah (Founder, Freecharge)
  • Naveen and Jeetu (Actors, TVF Pitchers
  • Hussain Zaidi (Investigative journalist, Author)
  • A Muruganantham (Founder, Jayshree Industries)
  • Taapsee Pannu (Bollywood Actress, Entrepreneur)
  • Rajat Kapoor (Actor, Director, Writer)
  • Alok Shetty (Founder, Bhumiputra)
  • Biswa Kalyan Rath (Engineer and Standup Comedian)
  • Sanjay Nath (Co-Founder, Blume Ventures)

Novatia

Coalescence 2016 brings to you the third edition of its B-plan competition, Novatia. It is one of the hallmark events of Coalescence. Novatia is that one platform that bridges the gap between the startups and the potential investors. The competition takes place in three rounds. After sorting out 200+ entries including those from teams from prestigious institutions like IITs and IIMs, the top notch innovators are given an opportunity to present their business models to panel of experts from various industries. The previous edition awarded the winners prizes worth 1,50,000 INR. With grander partners confirmed this year such as Kae Capital, Venture Studio, Ide-in Ventures, Forum Synergies to name a few, Novatia is all set to be the next level competition for those committed to entrepreneurial thinking. The finalists will be provided with a two-month long mentorship period. The registrations are open till 18 th June 2016. Register now at www.coalescence.in and get a chance to win prizes worth INR 2 lacs and seed funding up to INR 3 million!

For queries and information, reach out at novatia@coalescence.in

Start-up expo is the first of its kind start-up exhibition that provides a platform to start-ups to exhibit their products in front of its potential customers. The expo encourages individuals to associate with the growing start-ups of the country. It serves as a great meeting ground for the talented entrepreneurs, who encourage each other to tap the potential of ideas that count. The start-ups also get to recruit talented individuals who have the zeal to ideate and innovate. The start-ups are offered a marketing stall for displaying their products. The start-ups get to interact with the VCs and investors of well-known firms.

To participate in the Startup Expo, write to us at startupexpo@coalescence.in

Workshops

Along with an idea, a team also requires a proper skill set in order to present its idea effectively. At Coalescence, the workshops are targeted at achieving the same. The attendees get to learn various skills that are necessary for raising a successful start-up.

The previous edition hosted four workshops out of which two hosted by Knolskape and 91springboard aimed at enhancing the ideation, business decision making and pitching skills.