Published: 12th November 2019
With Stanza Living's new platform, resident students can now enrol for internships and workshops with professionals
The Stanza Springboard platform provides students with an avenue for practical learning opportunities and a taste of real-world professional experiences
Moving to another city, leaving behind your hometown and your comfort zone is a huge step for everyone and especially for students migrating to new cities for higher education opportunities. Starting from finding the right kind of accommodation, home-cooked food, getting to meet like-minded people, safety and a long list of other things that are a matter of concern.
Out of all the difficulties, one of the biggest challenges they face is that sometimes the courses they enrol themselves into do not teach the practical, hands-on job-related skills or even prepare them for their professional journey. Most academic curricula focus on rigorous theoretical learning, however, skilling in new subjects, practical learning courses, and internship opportunities are things they miss out on. Here's where one of India's largest student housing operators, Stanza Living steps in to create a holistic living ecosystem for students by providing them with opportunities to network with like-minded people and adding value to their professional learning experiences.
Stanza Springboard, Stanza Living’s proprietary programme offers a range of professional development activities and opportunities, exclusively for its residents. The platform provides students with an avenue for practical learning opportunities and a taste of real-world professional experiences. Piloted in Delhi NCR (Noida and Greater Noida), the programme is now offered across Stanza residences in 10 cities, to a community of over 15,000 residents. Stanza Springboard allows residents to participate in and access an exclusive collection of personality enhancement sessions, corporate internship opportunities, online skilling sessions, resume writing workshops, industry-leadership talks and more. "In the pilot run, we had rolled out over 100 internship opportunities for students with companies such as Swiggy, 1mg, Travel Triangle, Rapido, and a few more big names," says Anindya Dutta, MD and Co-Founder, Stanza Living.
Anindya adds that they also have an exclusive internship portal under the aegis of Stanza Springboard that offers interesting opportunities to the residents across leading brands and in diverse roles. The portal is only meant for the students residing at Stanza Living residences. "At Stanza Living, we believe, there is great opportunity to not just fulfil a set of daily living needs, but to create a vibrant residence space and environment where residents can learn, thrive and grow together. Thus all our residents can access a comprehensive bouquet of our social (Stanza Social) and professional-development programmes (Stanza Springboard), without any extra cost," says the co-founder. Stanza Social is a membership program that provides access to exclusive benefits and delightful experiences, adding value to one's student life like game nights, adventure activities and more.
Anindya Dutta, Co-founder, Stanza Living
Speaking on how all of this will help students, Anindya says, "We believe that when a student enters the Stanza Living ecosystem, they should enjoy high quality, hassle-free proposition, designed around their lifestyles. An interactive community living experience, like ours, can play a key role in building lifelong opportunities for engagement with a rich demographic set."