International internships amidst COVID-19
Dr. Atri Nautiyal, an accomplished professor of International Business, has gone out of his way in helping students bag international internships in top-notch companies
With COVID 19 hitting us hard, and the whole world observing lockdown for a while longer, thousands of graduates are fretting about the future of summer internships. But like they say. —where there is will there a way.Dr. Atri Nautiyal, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and International Business, School of Business, has taken a new flight by managing international internships for students in top-notch companies.
Talking about his experience, Dr. Atri, who played anchor-sheet role along with Dr Jayraj, says, “Globalization over the years has unified the planet into a small village in today’s competitive world. Global exposure is extremely important as it allows students to know about diverse perspectives, communicate effectively, collaborate across cultures and countries, and use disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge in the long run. Global learning involves a better understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental influences that help shape a student’s life.”
To promote the spirit of internationality the Department of Economics and International Business has taken an initiative of enhancing student learning experience in the field of International Business through collaborations with global giants from South Africa and UAE in the field International Trade and Finance through online internships. Eight students of MBA International Business will be working as interns with Export Trading Group, South Africa, Lion Mortgages and Teqnai Solutions LLC, Dubai, UAE.
- Akash Jindal – ETG, South Africa
- Anubhav Maheshwari –ETG, South Africa
- Parihar Shiv –ETG, South Africa
- Priyanka Shiva –ETG, South Africa
- Sumiyah Rabani – ETG, South Africa
- Anshul Dabas – Lion Mortgage, U.A.E.
- Shrishti Singh – Lion Mortgage, U.A.E.
- Utkrishtt – Teqnai Solutions LLC, U.A.E.
Export Trading is one of the largest and fastest growing conglomerates, importing and exporting soft commodities to and from 48 countries. Lion Mortgages is an independent mortgage service provider based out of Dubai, licensed by the Dubai Economic Department (DED) and the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) that provides professional consultancy in UAE markets. Teqnai Solutions LLC is a technology solutions company that connects leading technology companies with banks and financial institutions in Asia and Africa.
The students will engage themselves in market research, build best strategies for market penetration and finally come up with a workable model vetted by the industry partner and faculty. In the days of lockdown and constraints in terms of movements across the globe, online international internship will equip students with a comprehensive real-world experience in the domain of international business.
Appreciating UPES policies to promote internationality, Dr. Atri says: “With a primary focus on life-long learning and knowledge beyond classrooms, UPES believes in giving its students global exposure and an edge over other students. We have collaborated with leading institutions to provide our students with global expertise.”