Internship Experience of Namrata Singh at Royal Bank of Scotland

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10646710_685143241573955_2060027188528968472_nInternFeel: Hello Namrata, pleasure to meet you. Please tell us about yourself. What makes you different?

Namrata: I am Namrata Singh Chauhan, doing my B.Tech in Information Technology from IIIT Allahabad. Currently I am in my final year. I love drawing sketches and listening to music in my spare time.

IF: Which internship you got the chance to take? What is it all about? Stipend, duration, place?

Namrata: I got an Internship offer from S&P Capital IQ and RBS, and I finally decided to work with RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) during June-July 2014. RBS offered me a software developer intern position in Gurgaon with a monthly stipend of Rs. 18,000
The duration of program was 7 weeks.

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IF: How you came to know about the internship? To what all sources you kept yourself connected?

Namrata: I came to know about it through my college’s placement cell.

IF: Tell us on the procedure to apply for the internship. Who all are eligible to apply for this internship?

Namrata: As I told you I got to know about it from college placement cell, we had to fill an online form provided by them. All student who were in 3rd year, were allowed to sit for exams.

IF: Let’s talk about how competitive is the selection process.
What qualities of yours, you believe helped you in having an edge over the selection process? What key things you feel were looked for by the selectors?

Namrata: First we were asked to give a eLitimus test, on the basis of which shortlisting was done. ELitimus is a bit of a tough exam, but relative grading helped me and I was shortlisted. After that all shortlisted student from all colleges were called at company office where the interview process was held. Out of 200 students shortlisted, 30 were selected for internship.
One’s communicating ability with decent technical knowledge was all the interviewer was looking for.

IF: About when you got the news for the selection? How was the celebration?
Namrata: I got news of my selection, 20-25 days after interview. My father picked up call and he informed me about that. This happened when my summer vacation has started. So, I got chance to celebrate that happy day with my family.

IF: So Namrata, could you please highlight us with what work/research project you carried out during the internship period? It’s application in near future and your work in it?

Namrata: During my internship, I had to design a monitoring system for key services in company. It was a performance dashboard for some services, to find a few run time problem in them. It is currently in use by the company. I had to design both front end and back end part of the project.

IF: What was the best thing about the work culture and the internship? What all things you liked there?

Namrata: The best thing about the RBS work culture is collaboration and support of employees. I got a huge support and from my mentor and all other employees in unit. I didn’t feel like working in some company, it was like enjoying your time while developing something for them.

IF: Were there any special events during the internships?
Namrata: We got to enjoy a few office parties, an outdoor grand party, welcome and farewell events. Apart from these moments, we got to do a little bit work for social cause, it was the most relieving moment of the whole experience.

IF: What was the guidance provided by your guide? What all support you received from RBS’s administration.
Namrata: As I said previously, guidance provided by RBS people was excellent, not only my mentor or manager, but whole team helped me with problems. RBS is indeed a very good company from this perspective.

IF: Let’s now talk about some negatives.
What problems you or your friends faced, regards to the internship, which your juniors may be able to avoid?

Namrata: There was no problem as far as working in company is concerned, but my family was little worried about Delhi-NCR not being that safe for girls and such issues. But, after reaching the place and meeting my landlord, all were convinced that DLF area is not that bad as hyped by media.

IF: Anything you would like to tell us please. Feel free to share any interesting thing that happened.
Namrata: Most interesting thing that I found while working there was that manager concept is not that bad. My manager was very helpful throughout the time period. He helped me with every problem, even in finding the best parantha shop in Chandini Chowk.

IF: To which all people you would, like to thank in context of this internship?
Namrata: I would like to thank my team at RBS, college’s placement cell for the whole opportunity.

IF: How much difference this period of 2 months made in your intellectual capabilities and mindset. In broad terms what are your gains from this?
Namrata: These two months had a huge impact on my lifestyle, I learned to be a professional, social behaviour and most importantly, how to manage things on my own.

IF: Advice for juniors? Which can help them in getting internships in their future college life and also advice for making the best out of it.
Namrata: Be communicative. This does not mean to be good in English, but you should know how to represent and present yourself, how to get your idea noticed and how to implement plans. This is most important and widely neglected thing which I observed in the mass.

IF: What are your future plans after this internship and how much impact this internship will have on it?
Namrata: I got a job offer from RBS after doing internship there, so obviously this internship had a great impact: D.

IF: Any views about this initiative of InternFeel, and how beneficial it would be? Any suggestions for improvement?
Namrata: This initiative by InternFeel is really very nice and helpful to all students. In my point of view, it is perfect the way it is, but a little more focus on whole selection process would do better.

IF: Namrata it was so nice to know all about this. We agree you would have been busy with your academics. Even then you took out time for this. We thank you and wish you best of luck for all your future endeavors.

Namrata: Thanks and all the best to all other future aspirants.

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