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International Internships

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International Internships

  1. 1. How to start ? <ul><li>Ask your seniors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone who has already been out for an internship. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask your professors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally professors have contacts with universities abroad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professors also have connections with industries and Research labs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best search engine (not a news right ?) </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. First things First <ul><li>Do not try to ‘Just to go abroad’ for the sake of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Practical training is most important thing we do… so do not go to any ‘stupid’ place where you will not do anything. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many place which are ‘stupid’ even in India. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where to go ? <ul><li>Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most difficult to find internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice compensations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have to work because you are paid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional documents like ZAV or work permit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research labs </li></ul><ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy but less compensations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Companies <ul><li>Try to find ‘list of links’ for companies rather than links to ‘individual’ companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples for Chemical Engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (List of Fortune 500 Companies in 2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for ‘Jobs’ or ‘Careers’ section. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Companies <ul><li>Quality rather than quantity </li></ul><ul><li>Do not try short cuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill complete forms wherever applicable instead of just sending resume to [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Companies having forms are good options than companies without any information. </li></ul><ul><li>Many companies have specific dates, keep track of them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Universities/Research Labs <ul><li>Try to find professors with similar research interests like you. </li></ul><ul><li>Blindly applying to all professors will not work. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t apply to more than two or three professors in one department in same university. </li></ul><ul><li>50 good applications are better than 5000 blind ones. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resume <ul><li>Resume is always individual, do not try to copy anyone else’s resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use names like ‘Ch-210n’ or ‘Mass Transfer-2’, people are interested in content. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to mention projects ( not assignments ) done (if any). </li></ul><ul><li>Do not mention 10 projects in 2 years of studies, be realistic. </li></ul><ul><li>Brevity is the soul of wit. </li></ul><ul><li>You can always have a look at some resumes to have an idea of format. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tips…. <ul><li>If you are applying to France, there is a possibility of Grant from French embassy (airfare + 600 euros/month). </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at DAAD internships for Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>If you know languages, please mention them in your Resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to mention your interest in specific area (in cover letter) when applying to a professor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tips …. <ul><li>Don’t give up when you receive negative replies. </li></ul><ul><li>First positive reply and Game over. </li></ul><ul><li>If you get multiple options, please inform or pass them on to other students. </li></ul><ul><li>Always do your homework well in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>You can start the process anytime you want. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not refer anyone anywhere without informing them. </li></ul>