Today we have with us Ayanthi Ghosh whose internship at TCS has altered her perspective on jobs versus pursuing her masters.
Read on to know more.
InternFeel (IF): Please tell us something about yourself.
Ayanthi Ghosh (AG): Hello I am Ayanthi Ghosh from Banasthali University in Rajasthan pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science.
IF: Tell us something about your internship including stipend, duration and place?
AG: I did my internship at Tata Consultancy Services (R&D department) in my 7th semester (in our college full 7th semester is for industrial training and internship).
Process of application – By mailing my resume to the human resource of TCS. My resume was shortlisted and I was asked to appear for an aptitude test. Finally the selected students were informed regarding joining through mail.
Stipend- No stipend provided
Duration – 6 months.
Place – As per your choice.
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: I would say that the selection process was moderately tough because TCS receives lots of application for internship throughout the year. My resume was quite appreciable as I was told by the HR and I suppose that was a key point in my selection. The things that the selectors were mainly looking for was good communication skills, presence of mind and technically sound persons.
IF: Could you please highlight the work/research you carried out during your internship period?
AG: I carried out the following work while working in TCS:-
a) Researched the data required and made reports on cloud storage trends and the products that various companies make available on these trends along with the solutions to the business challenges they face in these products.
b) Worked on DevOps tools – Puppet and Jenkins.
Developed web application on Struts 2 framework on eclipse , then build and deployed it on Jenkins.
c) Made an AngularJS application.
d) Made an application that facilitates the basic CRUD operation provided by Amazon S3, a simple storage provided by Amazon.
e) Made a Django based web application on TCS_E_Bazaar with the purpose to take advantage of ORM and MVC architecture provided by Django.
View from her cabin
IF: Can you give us interesting details about your experience – good and bad?
AG: I had a great experience working there and made some good friends as well. The office was beautiful and huge with 7 floors. Every intern was given individual project and we all were allotted mentors to work under. We were also provided with individual PC to carry out our work. Our timings were 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
IF: How do you think this internship has helped you grow? In other words, what are your key takeaways from the internship?
AG: This internship made helped me in understanding how to work in the corporate world which is a way different from how we work in our colleges. Also I got the opportunity to work on various new technologies as I was in the R & D department.
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: This internship definitely had a decision altering impact on my career, as before joining here I was more inclined to do M.Tech after my B.Tech as I was horrified with the “9 to 5 job” pattern. But after working here I felt that in an organization it’s not important how much time you work but how much work you do , and also that research work can be carried out not only in universities but also in organizations. Now I am determined to do job after my B.Tech.
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 give advice to the students who are aspiring for this internship that when you work in an organization you have to be very enthusiastic in working on various projects that you will be given. It is your duty to extract the best out of the opportunities you are getting from the organization.