(Gurugram) “I did Math (Hons.) from Delhi University. When I used to tell people that I was pursuing Math (Hons.) then the first response usually was, “Girls are not good at Maths. How come you landed up in such a course?” I had studied in a girls’ school and then in a girls college, and I saw so many girls like me doing the same courses and excelling in them.   

After doing Math (Hons.), I felt a little bit lost about what should I do in my life. When I started working at Internshala, I really didn’t have any clue about how technology worked and didn’t know much about analytics. But while working here, I got a sense of how technology works, how to analyse different datasets, and now I have a better idea of what I really want to do in life. Although, I am not sure if I want to pursue Masters degree at this stage since I am learning so much on the job itself.                                    

I joined here as an intern and now I am a Product Manager. Internshala.com is an internship platform where students can search for internships to learn and gain experience, and employers can post job requirements and hire interns. We are basically trying to bridge that gap between the students and their prospective employers. We frequently review our website to check user experience. What kinds of issues they may be facing? How can we make the experience simpler and easier for them?

The best part about this place is that it has great people. My peers outside have fixed working hours and fixed number of vacation days; they cannot take a leave easily. We do not have any leave policy as such. If you think that you have done good work and you want to go on a break, then you go ahead and take a break. Nobody counts your vacation days. At times, you may be under a lot of pressure and need a break, and everybody here is supportive. We have an open environment; we do not have cabins or closed work places.”

(Stories from Internshala: https://internshala.com)

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