Strong industry connect results in 2150+ online internships on live projects

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, most recruiters have gone the extra mile to honour their commitments made to UPES students regarding internships

At a time when most of the universities of the country are finding it difficult to safeguard students’ placements and summer internships in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, UPES has weathered the blow with minimal cancellations of internships opportunities promised by companies. So far, the team Career Services has secured internships for 2150 plus students and still counting.

“We aimed to create magic and we did it, cheers to my magic squad,” says Manish Madaan Deputy Director, Career Services, UPES, proudly announcing the whopping number of internships his team has bagged for UPES students.

“On one hand Covid-19 crisis is disrupting the society across all sectors, impacting the economy, education, healthcare, transportation and more, and changing the way we work and live. But at the same time, it has brought us together in many ways, whether by being virtually connected with the entire world or by being a responsible citizen and ensuring safety of self and others,” he further adds.


The team Career Services has secured internships for 2150 plus students and still counting

Industry internships are critical for skill-building, networking, and employability for all students by providing relevant professional experiences. Elaborating on the strategy adopted, Manish says, “Great things don’t happen by fluke, but by a well-carved-out plan of action, executed to perfection. We worked relentlessly on our connections with our alumni and it’s really encouraging and a matter of great pride the way they have supported us. Our industry connects have gone an extra mile to honour their association with us and have hired our students as interns in their companies.”

The Career Services team worked on strengthening its networks of SPRs (Student Placement Representatives).

Extensive, positive and mindful conversations took place via mails, WhatsApp groups, Zoom calls and Blackboard Collaborate to create a support system for the current students with the help of the alumni.

Due to the lockdown and social distancing the internships this time are a mix of virtual and on-field modes of working. Students will be working under the guidance of industry mentors and will be supervised by internal faculty as well.

Talking about plans for Placements 2020, Manish says, “Taking a lead from 94 per cent placements in 2019 and aiming at 100 per cent this year, we are planning to organise some training interventions targeting cross-functional expertise, to enhance the employability factor of our students.”

Encouraging students to do some certification courses from Coursera, UPES has already offered 3900+ courses free-of-cost to the students. A number of wellness workshops by experts are also being organised to help students remain emotionally strong and be ready to take the challenges head-on.

7 Comments

  1. Very nice efforts indeed to help students to utilise this lock down period in enhancing their skills through enrolling themselves in different online certification. Best wishes for the organisation and it’s team members for keeping all in all rejuvenated students and encouraging them emotionally motivational too.

  2. First of all congratulations to all of us for this big achievement.
    In this time of recession when there is a lot of tension everywhere like some of my friends from NIT haven’t got intern yet and other students who are from private college, they are not even thinking of intern. In such tough time, me and my whole batch got intern infact many of us get more than one intern. This is totally because of our CSOs, whole carrer service team and our PIC. They supported very much in this tough time from career guidance to moral boosting. Its all their effort through which we got intern and even paid internship at Big MNCs.
    Thank you so much Everyone for this

  3. I am a Cyber Security student, I have been working on my skills for the last 3 years and I was really looking forward to experiencing onsite summer internships this year so that I could get the industry exposure but the COVID situation changed the dynamics of internships and placement opportunities. When this lockdown began, I was very worried about whether or not I’ll get an internship. But then, my University supported me. Thanks to UPES’ career services I’m now doing a work from home internship in my chosen domain. I am working with a company named Infopercept, which is helping me to improve skillset and giving me exposure. I am grateful to Career services that they are not only bringing the generic software development but also specific domain internship opportunities.
    Also, I want to thank UPES for bringing us free access to Coursera which is helping us improve our skills in these difficult times. Really glad to have a silver lining in these dark clouds!

    Regards,
    Tushar
    B.Tech CSE CSF
    VI SEM.

  4. Silent oceans does not prepare perfect sailors.

    As we all know, currently the whole world is under the dark circle of COVID-19, but the real hero is
    someone who always prevails in every situation. During a period of 2 years in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, I came across various people of different country and culture. I had received a lot of opportunities to groom myself, thanks to my ever inspiring mentors who helped me to discover the talented part of myself. The university has definitely set some benchmarks in the academics and is relentlessly trying to achieve the heights in rendering the world class education.
    Besides this, coming to the placement call of our college, I would like to thank each and every member from the placement cell specially Mr. Aditya Singh, placement career services officer for my branch, who always kept faith in me and uplifted me no matter how difficult time it was. I got an Internship in HR profile at Sangam Smesco Peacock Solar pvt. Ltd. In this internship, I am getting a lot of exposure in the field of soft skills, which I always wanted to.HR as we know has some bossy vibes, grades me up everytime and teaches me a lot of new things.
    On behalf of the entire institute, I would like to thank my alma mater, grey, magnificient, tall and strong,
    for believing in me and delivering me with the best.
    Thankyou.
    Sanskar Dua
    BCA 2 nd year.

  5. COVID-19 may have hit the entire world and hindered the student’s academia but the students of UPES with the help of our college are staying afloat.
    UPES was one of the few colleges that started their online classes and sessions so ahead in time. Our college provided the pre-final and final year students with additional help on different platforms for their placement preparation. Not only this, but we were presented with a plethora of opportunities to sit for internships from home. I got the opportunity to work for one of the rising start-ups, Blitz Jobs.
    Our college did wonders when it came to working for the welfare of the students in this pandemic. And we couldn’t be thankful enough for the immense hard work that UPES has put in.

  6. The global pandemic ‘COVID-19’ is generating chaos globally and impacting every sector. For India as a developing country, these are tough times, but what I am very proud of is the IT sector that transformed into a 100% successful work from home, very smoothly.
    I will be interning with IBM as a mainframe developer, it is among one of the world’s biggest IT companies. IBM is a well-established IT organization that can navigate these difficult global pandemic times effortlessly, keeping its employee’s job secure. I can see a promising future at IBM with huge possibilities.
    I would like to thank my university UPES for the overall support, the work from home transition was very swift and easy to adapt, also seeking internship was not easy but UPES, academic team and Career services played a very vital role ensuring that each and every student gets an intern, which in itself is very promising.

  7. Amidst the current scenario, when most of the companies are struggling for survival and proper management within themselves, one can easily contemplate how difficult it is for a university or a placement team to get opportunities for students, especially summer internships. Despite of all this, our college has been successful in providing interns to the complete 2021 batch. I am currently working under Foxmula Pvt Ltd regarding SIP 2020 and since past two weeks, I have learnt a lot, adding to my technical as well as interpersonal skills.
    I feel blessed to be a part of such an organization, where the career services team and academic team both are always putting hard work and making constant efforts towards our successful future. Thank You for guiding us and staying by our side through this challenging situation.
    Thank You, Career Services and Academics Team, UPES !

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