Students around the country are facing immense uncertainty on internships and joining dates of the jobs that they grabbed in placement opportunity.
There also is a lot of confusion with regards to examination dates of colleges and universities thereby delaying the entire process.
A famous media daily that conducted student survey on these issues said, “Students are also not sure if they can go for internships this year. AICTE mandates summer internship for third year BE and B Tech students. This usually begins from the first week of May. However, COVID-19 has changed everything.”
What Students Say?
A student from Anna University quoted for the media, “I have got a summer internship opportunity at an MNC Company, but I am not sure when can I join, as my exams have got postponed.”
Another student from a reputed Engineering college quoted, “Summer-internships would be worst affected due to delay in university examinations.”
However, there are a few universities in country where the students began the internships much before the CORONA hit. Those students attended the company for the first few months and are now engaged in Work From Home (WFH).
Tips to deal with Uncertainty on Internships and Jobs
Display Empathy: If you are a student who have already got the job during placement, but the company hasn’t given you the offer date, then you could display your understanding and empathetic nature by writing a mail to company understanding their concern. Lend them a supporting hand telling that you shall await for the date positively. A gesture of understanding from a prospective employee would mean a lot for a good company.
Apply for Online Internships: If you are a student who have no current internships in hand and waiting for the internship application you filled-in for, then it would be wise on the part of you to not utilize the time for skill improvement. You can register yourself for any course that is available on the famous e-learning mediums like Udemy, Courseera or Lynda. The best part is that all these online learning mediums also give you a learning certification at the end. This would help add a weight in your resume.
Talk to Placement Cell: If you are a student who is still facing a lot of anxiety on your future career with regards to internship or job, you could immediately approach your placement cell heads and career training cell of college. Their assurance might help you feel better.