How to chose IT company for Internship
The month of December brings very important task for 5th semester student of M.C.A., B.tech etc as they need to join an IT company for project internship / training. At the same time companies starts offering “Paid” and “Unpaid” type of different programs for training and internship to the students. Now a days students use to inquire about training and they simply chose the training program in first meeting with company HR for internship and start working. They do not spend much time towards evaluating very key factors which plays very essential role for their futuristic growth.
Student must confirm these key factors before they join any IT company for internship:
1 – Company Profile
2 – Project Type and Size
3 – Training & coding standard
4 – Live Client Base
5 – Domain Expertise
6 – Additional Certification
7 – Placement assurance / Placement assistance
Lets understand importance of all these points in detail.
1 – Company Profile : Company profile is very important to add value in to career graph. Technical expertise and verticals of domain will define strength and depth of company. Market presence in terms of year will evaluate their authenticity and consistence work flow. Certification of the company like ISO , CMM Level , COPC , Six sigma will define the credential of the training program you are going to get. So do not forget to ask HR about it during your company visit.
2 – Project Type and Size : Project type and size will help you to answer very important question, which is ” Do you able to sharpen your skill set at the optimum level during your project training with the company ? ” . 98% student do not ask anything about project type and size during their visit of company. Project size will get you an idea about your contribution level on that particular project.
3 – Training & coding standard : Majority company utilize trainees to save on resource cost on existing projects. They send codes of trainee to senior developers for rectification of bugs and errors and deliver to the client. By this trainee miss an opportunity to get codes review details from QA [ Quality Assurance ] and learn how they can write more clean or error free codes. Clean coding & regular QA are very important factor to ensure that in future trainee can able to write codes in minimum lines to execute maximum functions. Detailed live training for coding standard is very important and crucial to enhance coding skills of trainee. Training could be more enhanced if company incllude Environment of real time work culture with key elements like reporting, team hurdles, Kaizen, client management etc in to their program.
4 – Live Client Base: Many company shows long list of fortune 500 clients in his portfolio and many trainees get impressed by list. Catch here is trainee need to ask that how many clients are live right now among those clients. Do they still with the company for annual maintenance contract. If the answer is “yes” then do confirm that are you lucky enough to work on one of these projects.
5 – Domain Expertise : Now a days market required domain specific skills in their employee. Key domains are Accounting Domain, Healthcare domain, Healthcare domain, travel domain, financial domain etc. All domains are using information technology to provide faster, accurate and secure solutions to be with trend. you need to check and evaluate that in which company got an experience upon which domain according to market trend.
6 – Additional Certification: Trainee will be getting certification by the company from where they pursuing their internship, however I advice trainees to go for sun or Microsoft certification during internship days. That will add additional value in your profile and experience as these certification are universally approved. Currently we design “iTech” training program for Neesa and we added additional certification along with the internship program itself. Not only that we also plan to arrange visiting faculties from other fortune 500 companies to come and spend half a day with them to aware them with trend and their experiences.
7 – Placement assurance / Placement assistance: Placement is the factor which connected with emotions of trainees. They use to chose the tech course with a dream of joining good brands in the market. They invested 3 to 4 valued years from life, they manage study expenses and fees towards chasing their dream. Now at the end of the course, it is very obvious that trainee want not only assistance but also assurance base upon their performance. Many company held test for joining internship and they provide offer letter and contract of one year while trainee join organization for internship. So confirm with an organization if they has such option to offer or not.
So by keep these factors in mind, you can chose the best company in your area for internship and focus on quality coding to reach your dream faster. Keep in mind there is not short cut for success.
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