Published: 30th March 2018
Grab a copy of Aniket Singh's book if you're planning to intern abroad
Aniket Singh's book Intern abroad this summer tells you why you should not hesitate to take up an internship abroad
Have you spent your semesters hunting for the perfect place to intern at? Trust me, most of us have been there, so we can tell you that you'll get over it, eventually. But it can be quite irritating when, even after you spend your days keeping your nose to the grindstone, it doesn't do much good to your résumé. So, the solution to this? Internships abroad, apparently! Many tend to ignore this option because they believe it is difficult to find a good foreign internship. But author Aniket Singh tells us that it isn't a tough deal, especially if you read his book, Intern Abroad this Summer.
For Aniket, a techie who also moonlights as a public speaker and Toastmaster, the foreign internship that he did during his B Tech days at IIT Madras was a total gamechanger. And a few years down the line, it even became the major inspiration for his book. "With the internship under my belt, I was able to get admission into the MS programme of a prestigious university in Italy and got the chance to see the world. Quite notably, it was an internship that changed it all. Otherwise, students like me with bad or average grades don’t expect to land good jobs or respectable positions in foreign universities," says Aniket.
Alma mater: Aniket is an alumnus of IIT Madras and Politecnico di Torino, Italy
He also talks about a few other advantages that one cannot ignore. "You get to travel the world while you are still young. As a student, you can just pack a bag with a set of clothes and leave for anywhere. And lastly, you learn adaptability," he says, inciting the inner wanderlust in us. At the same time, the author also advises students to not miss any opportunity to grab a foreign internship and also learn to adjust to the circumstances. "Most students struggle with adapting to the new culture, learning the language, rules and customs and making new friends. In addition, they struggle with budgeting their money and doing their own chores, which are key to surviving abroad," he adds.