An internship is an essential part of any Management Curriculum. It is a great way to get involved in the real corporate world and increase your practical knowledge to become an industry-ready professional. However, the current Management education focuses mainly on imparting theoretical knowledge with zero hands-on experience. This creates MBA graduates that do not possess any practical knowledge and hence are not readily accepted in the corporate world. Understanding this scenario, Sunstone includes an intensive 9-month paid internship opportunity in its curriculum for every student that gives them experience and exposure of the corporate world and an ‘on-the-job-learning' opportunity. This internship experience enhances the workplace skills of Sunstone students and gives them an edge over other college students in the placement drives. Read below to further understand the highlights of the internship program by Sunstone.
1. Intensive training for a longer period:
While other management institutes recommend a summer internship which is a maximum of 6-8 weeks, Sunstone includes a 9-month intensive internship opportunity in its curriculum for each student. The main focus of this internship is to provide students with ‘on-the-job-learning’ and teach them to apply concepts learned in the classroom to the real world. Moreover, these nine months give the students ample time to get into a regular work routine and become familiar with the work culture and environment.
2. Get paid while you learn:
Internships in the management universe are likely to be unpaid or less paid. These internships do nothing to benefit the student or his career. On the other hand, taking up a paid internship implies that both the intern and the company are serious about each other. The intern is committed to learning the industry basics while the company is serious about training them. Understanding these dynamics, Sunstone offers a paid internship program with 200+ companies that invest in the student’s learning and churns out an industry-ready professional. Students, on the other hand, work hard to enhance their skill set and not just their resumes.
3. Get an edge in the job market:
An internship in the corporate sector allows the management student to be more marketable and stand out to potential employers. The students who have completed the Sunstone Internship Program gain an edge over other candidates in the placement drives since they require less training and can handle more responsibilities. In fact, these students receive a higher starting salary than those who do not have internship experience.
4. Develop Workplace Skills:
The hands-on work experience that a student gains through the internship provided by Sunstone is invaluable and can never be obtained in a classroom. The internship deepens the student’s understanding of the curriculum and helps them adjust better to the real-time case studies and projects. In addition to learning the specialized skills of the management world, soft skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership are also obtained in an internship, thus, making them industry-ready.
5. Get a pre-placement offer:
Companies are often looking for interns who have the talent and potential to turn into fruitful employees and contribute to the overall success of the organisation. During the Sunstone Internship program, the intern is exposed to professionals and hiring decision-makers who are constantly judging his performance. This means that the intern has the opportunity to turn the internship into a full-time job opportunity by living up to the performance expectations of the organization. Also, since companies have already invested so much into training these interns, they tend to hire as full-time employees. Therefore, the internship program by Sunstone focuses on the complete growth of a student into an industry-ready professional that gives them an edge over other college students in the placement drives.