Internshala presents Internfair 2012; Online Internship Festival
Internshala launched 'Internfair' - a unique online contest for students, where the winners will get an opportunity to win an internship with different companies and organizations.
- (1888PressRelease) January 18, 2012 - Leading insurance firm Berkshire, National Social Entrepreneurship Forum, NGO Teach for India and Proof Of Performance Data Services, have tied up with Internshala for the contest, and will be offering internships to the winners. The contest, will see students from all over India competing with each other to win prizes worth lakhs in addition to internship offers from partnering companies. Given the diverse range of events, there is something for everyone and hence students from all educational backgrounds (Engineering, MBA, Commerce, Arts, Social Science etc.) can participate in Internfair. In order to participate, one has to log on to www.internshala.com/internfair. One can also log on to FB page (https://www.facebook.com/Internshala) to know more about the contest.
A first-of-its-kind online contest for students, where winners will get an internship offer from leading companies
In addition to internships, winners will also receive prizes worth lakhs
Speaking about the contests, Sarvesh Madhu Aggarwal, CEO, Internshala said," We, in India have an ad-hoc culture surrounding internships. We recently did a survey at our portal with 507 students from leading colleges, and found out that only 34% of respondents had found their internship through campus placement. Majority relied on individual search, personal and family contacts to find internships. We, at Internshala believe that internships, if managed well, can make a positive difference to the student, to the employer, and to the society at large. The launch of 'Internfair' is a step in the same direction. Through this contest, we not only want to give students a platform to showcase their intelligence and creativity, but to win internships at prestigious companies."
The month long fair will have 6 contests - Business Case Competition, Social Media Challenge, App Design Contest, Teach for India Internship Challenge, NSEF Young Thought Leaders Challenge and Online Treasure Hunt. Each event will have a specific set of challenges and competition put up by the partnering organizations for students to solve and be eligible to be considered for the internship. For instance, the Business Case Competition, will have a live problem given to students to come up with innovative business strategies; Social Media Challenge would require a student to create an "unconventional CV" along with a write up on his/her dream internship, App Design is for all the Android and Facebook app enthusiasts and so on
Final winners for each event will be decided by a panel comprising of representatives from the partnering companies and Internshala.
Sarvesh Madhu Agarwal: 9650722001, Sarvesh ( @ ) internshala dot com
Jithin Sam Varghese: 9043618738, Jithin ( @ ) internshala dot com
Internshala is an online platform meant to help students all over India with their quest for a meaningful internship. Launched by a team of IIT Madras and IIT Bombay alumni, Technology, Management and Social Entrepreneurship internships are our primary interest areas with special focus on start ups. So far 200+ organizations have used Internshala to find interns and 1,000+ students have been placed in first year of portal across different education streams.