Abhinav talks about his internship at Zomato in a short and crisp manner.
InternFeel (IF): Please tell us something about yourself. Where are you studying currently? What are your hobbies and interests?
Abhinav Gerela (AG): I am Abhinav Gerela, currently studying in Thadomal Shahani Engineering College in 3rd year. I really like to travel around and I have a great passion for photography.
IF: Tell us something about your internship including stipend, duration and place?
AG: I applied online for the internship which was followed by a telephonic interview. The duration of this internship was 4 weeks and I wasn’t given any stipend. There used to be weekly meetings in Andheri, which I would attend.
IF: How competitive was the selection process? According to you, which qualities have helped you have an edge in the selection process? Also, what were the key things that selectors were looking for?
AG: The competition was quite tough. My prior knowledge of PR skills from the committee that I worked for were favorable to me. It helped me a lot as they were looking for someone with PR skills. The key factor was that Zomato was looking for someone with good publicity skills.
IF: Talking about the requirement of publicity skills for Zomato, what exactly did you do to get through?
AG: The the interviewer asked me to display my publicity skills in the first week of the internship and if I was up to the mark I would retain internship for the rest of the duration.
IF: Could you please highlight the work/research you carried out during your internship period?
AG: For my internship, I had to publicize the new Zomato order app as well as test out the recent updates of the Zomato app for any bugs or errors.
IF: Can you give us interesting details about your experience – good and bad?
AG: Zomato’s office was as good as heaven because it had a ping pong table, free Wi-Fi and the most chilled out bosses. It was an amazing!
IF: How do you think this internship has helped you grow? In other words, what are your key takeaways from the internship?
AG: Zomato helped me improve my PR skills which in turn helped my committee at college to increase the size of the event gradually.
IF: Has this internship had a decision altering impact on your career? Do you now think of a different future path as compared to before doing the internship?
AG: Yes, greatly. I was looking forward to doing Masters in engineering before I had done any of this internship, but as of now I am trying to pursue MBA which is only because this internship has helped me understand the real world.
IF: Lastly, do you have any words of advice or caution for students aspiring for this internship and reading this piece?
AG: I would like to say Zomato is a really great place to start your internship because they show the real world and hence help you find your true self.
We’d like to thank Abhinav and wish him all the best for his future.
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