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FS 3001 - Internship Training

Offered by the Career Guidance Unit

Credit Value and Hours

Credit Value: 6C
Hours: 180P

Rationale

This course has designed to makes students to apply the classroom’s abstract theories and learned examples concrete by placing the student in a real-life work situation. Internships are a proven way to gain real-world knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Internships and volunteer experiences make candidates more competitive in the job market and provide an opportunity to see if the particular career field fits the student.

Pre-requisites

  • Satisfying the enhancement course requirements by the end of the 5th semester (EC 1015, EC 2015 are given priority).
  • Obtaining at least a meritorious grade for the enhancement course on Career and Personal development III (EC 3015).

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the students would be able,

  • To gain valuable work experience
  • To explore a career path
  • To connects theory and practice
  • To strengthens analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • To develop their soft skills (e.g.: communication, team work)
  • To enhance leadership skills

Course contents

Joining a company as an intern provided the opportunity to work hands-on in a professional environment. Internships provide the building blocks that are needed for the future. Many internship opportunities help set the foundation for one’s career and they are great tools for improving one’s chances as a job applicant.

During this programme, the interns undergo full-time, structured on the job training in a variety of areas of their choice, i.e. finance, management, human resources, production, development, marketing, information technology, etc.

Register interns with their appointment letter, Placements of Interns, Mentoring sessions.

Method of evaluation

Monthly Progress Reports 5%
Mid Semester Evaluation 25%
Report 50%
Presentation 20 %

Internship Training Guidelines

This training provides our students the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in diverse corporate settings, while earning academic credits. Internship training was first introduced to the curriculum of the Faculty during the academic year 2008/2009. This training is also expected to equip the undergraduate with knowledge, skills, attitudes and mind set required to render her/him more employable as a graduate. Under this programme the interns are expected to undergo full time, structured on-the-job training in a variety of areas of their choice i.e. finance, management, HR, production, development, marketing, IT etc.

This training, which is of 3 months duration, carries a weight of 06 academic credits (i.e. if a student scores an ‘A’ grade for the training, he/she will be allocated 06 ‘A’s) out of the 30 credits he/she has to complete for the final year of the degree program.

The evaluation of this training is based on 4 components:

I) Monthly Progress Reports – 5 marks

Monthly progress made by the intern in terms of knowledge gained, tasks completed and skills acquired is assessed by the academic mentor based on the report submitted (monthly). Proper maintenance of the Internship diary will also be evaluated.

II) Mid semester evaluation by the placement mentor (in industry) – 25 marks

The progress made by the intern in terms of knowledge and skills acquisition and of attitude(s) in the work environment is evaluated by the placement mentor.

III) Report – 50 marks       

The Report should be related to the work of the intern during the training period. Title of the Report should be approved by the placement & academic mentors. The Report will be evaluated by a panel of examiners comprising the placement mentor, academic mentor and an independent professional of the relevant field.

IV) Presentation -20 marks

The Presentation should be based on the report (mentioned in iii)), with emphasis on new knowledge and skills gained, and attitudinal changes acquired during this training.  Presentation skills and the content will be evaluated by a panel of examiners comprising the academic mentor and the independent professional who evaluated the Report.


Student Feedback

Mr. P K P Manisha

After completing my internship training, I had the opportunity to improve my soft skills related to the industry. I must say, career guidance unit gave us a super support to successfully complete out training.