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‘Internships accelerate your learning curve’

Kashish Madnani, student of School of Design and Visual Arts, Apeejay Stya University shares things one learns from doing an internship



Kashish Madnani is pursuing her graduation from Apeejay Stya University in Animation and Multimedia. The 22-year-old is a teamplayer and proudly adds her ability to take up any challenges as they come up. She believes that it’s important to be an allrounder in life and never stop learning. Hence, along with learning the subjects, Kashish has coordinated as well as hosted various cultural events at Apeejay. “I have also participated in anchoring, singing and dancing which are my hobbies,” she said.

Currently, the aspiring designer is interning with Teztecch, an advertising and marketing agency as an Animator and Graphic Designer. Prior to this, Kashish has also interned with Institute of Finance & Taxation (INFT), Assam, as a Graphic Designer, where she used to work on creating posters and logos.

She has also pursued an internship as a product designer and animation artist with Vegelite Foods and Beverages LLP in Bangalore. In an interview, she explains how various internships helped her in enhancing her design skills and more. Edited excerpts:

1: Internships provide exposure to the real world

In today’s job market only passing exams with good scores and earning a degree doesn’t offer you work experience. A fresher is expected to succeed in a workspace. Through internship, one gains real-life exposure and first-hand experience of a workplace. You can grow your knowledge and identify if you are in the right career field. Moreover, you are also trained to apply the knowledge you have acquired during an internship in your future workplaces. Internships accelerate your learning curve

2: Helps you learn the art of professional communication

Working in a professional setting for the first time can be difficult to get used to. But it is the best way to learn how to navigate the working world through real-life, hands-on experience.

One of the most valuable skills to learn during an internship is the ability to speak with people in a professional setting. Discussions with bosses, mentors as well as team members give you an in-depth idea of the appropriate way to behave as a professional. Internships make you more confident. 

3: Always work hard

Hard work always pays off. It also helps you build a good work ethic.  

4: You can make new connections

Internships help you establish new connections and those may turn out to be helpful in your professional journey. Senior employees, mentors, clients, fellow interns, and so on can provide guidance, advice and help you in future job searches. You must also offer to help them whenever you can.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.