BBA and the importance of Internships

3 mins readUpdated on Jul 11, 2022 05:10 IST

Organisations across the world are in a frantic need of students who have the required knowledge, skills and expertise of working in an environment wherein the business landscape is evolving at the speed of thought.

Internships are typically pursued while the students are still studying in college and allows the student a risk-free environment to work under supervision and even mentored by experienced administrators. It’s also a wonderful way to bridge the gap between learning and finding an occupation that can help students move quickly towards a career objective while making informed decisions on what you want to achieve with your life. Internships also enables students to acquire and even refine their personal skills and competencies that are in high demand by organisations while offering an invaluable insight into industry practices.

I now focus on the five Vs that students might gain through internships where they learn about the workplace culture, organisation practices, employee relations and leadership structure.

  • Venture out of your comfort zone – Internships that are undertaken before graduation provides students with an opportunity to challenge and even re-look at worldviews that they have believed for a long time horizon. The idea of dealing with unfamiliar settings and having to work on newer real-world problems will force the students to get out of their comfort zone and lead to self-discovery.
  • Variety – Internships typically provide a great exposure to students across key functional areas, key customers and critical projects. This would force interns to quickly adapt and adopt the state-of-the-art practices that are considered by companies as world-class.
  • Value – Internships provide students an opportunity to hone a range of professional skills such as articulation (story telling), professional writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills and working in teams. While students may read about how companies succeed and operate in their textbooks and classroom discussions, nothing compares to gaining the actual exposure when they work on a real project for a real company with real people and provide a fruitful solution to the problem. An internship will help the students to not only learn about their capabilities but will also encourage them to have better traction on their strengths and weaknesses and learn more about themselves.
  • Vision – During the internship, interns can afford to make mistakes, correct and learn from such mistakes and gain immense experience to develop their vision for personal growth from a long-term perspective. This vision will help students to transition from what they learned in the classroom to what is actually required by organisations.
  • Virtual/Hybrid experiences – Corporates post COVID-19 have taken a dramatic shift towards both remote and hybrid learning environments. The future of work will get heavily influenced by generational, technological and social shifts. Interns can obtain a first[1]hand exposure to technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain at the workplace and increase their marketability

You can learn all that you want from textbooks, faculty and your peers, but taking those skills into the workforce and applying them is a wonderful way to explore functional areas and career paths that would actually suit your individual interests once they start working full-time after graduation.

Internships give students a wonderful platform to establish relationships and acquaintances – your network is your net worth. Building such critical professional connections before graduation can prove to be handy when they have to pursue a full-time job after completing their courses.

Last but not the least, internships help you figure out not only what you like but what you don’t like – this goes a long way in not taking up a job that might not be a good fit for your background.

About the author

Dr Vaidyanathan 'Vaidy' Jayaraman is the Global Dean (UG) at SP Jain School of Global Management (Sydney, Singapore, Dubai and Mumbai)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is Masters in global luxury management at SP Jain worth doing or not? How is its scope and placement as it's a new course?

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3 years ago

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Is it beneficial start BBA or after 12th(UG) or is it suggested to do it after Graduation in any field?

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Is entrance exams like GMAT, CAT required for Luxury Management Course? As there is no criteria written so had a doubt about it.

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MALLIKARJUNASWAMY S

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2 years ago

If your serious about considering a Masters in Luxury Management and are a passionate about brands, then I suggest you should definitely consider the Master in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management or MGLuxM as it is popularly known. The institute offers a 12 month in depth training in the ...If your serious about considering a Masters in Luxury Management and are a passionate about brands, then I suggest you should definitely consider the Master in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management or MGLuxM as it is popularly known. The institute offers a 12 month in depth training in the management of the luxury brands through class room sessions, case studies, study tours, industry interaction and Company visits, networking meeting with business associations, entrepreneurs and businesses in Milan and India, participants will get an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the entire gamut of the Luxury industry both in matured and emerging markets. The study is split into 6 months in Mumbai and 6 months in Milan. The 6 months that students spend in Milan also include dedicated study tours to Europe's top luxury districts. What's more, the MGLuxM is accredited by Politecnico di Milano and the degree is approved and recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), making it a truly an international offering
The Master in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management (MGLuxM) program is ideal for:
Young graduates with at least a bachelors degree of three years from a recognized university in India or abroad
Students who have an aptitude and appetite to work in the luxury space
The programme will be taught in English. Hence, an adequate level of proficiency in English and good written and spoken communication skills is a must
Students must also be able to display leadership and managerial skills and be willing to meet the demands of a rigorous Masters degree.

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Am I eligible for admission without taking GMAT or CAT?

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Abhishek Desai

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3 years ago

Hello,
Yes, SP Jain School of Global Management, apart from GMAT and CAT, also accepts the scores of its internal assessment exam named SP JAT for its MBA program.
Good luck.

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Hi Sukriti, in case you have taken the GMAT or CAT, you can choose to take our internal assessment SPJAT.

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Are there placements for executive MBA?

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3 years ago

Hi Soma,
Our E-MBA program is for working professionals and hence we do not provide any placement opportunities. However, we do provide career assistance and counselling to our students along with an opportunity to connect and be a part of a very vibrant alumni network.

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namit khurana

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4 years ago

No, SP Jain Global does not provide placements for Executive MBA for following reasons:1. All their EMBA students are working professionals. However, they do provide career counselling, career coaching & mentoring.2. They provide multiple opportunities for networking not just through classroom ac...No, SP Jain Global does not provide placements for Executive MBA for following reasons:
1. All their EMBA students are working professionals. However, they do provide career counselling, career coaching & mentoring.
2. They provide multiple opportunities for networking not just through classroom activities, but also through an access to their alumni portal (1500+ EMBA alumni located across the world and many more from other courses), seminars and corporate events.

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I am from Mumbai and will be graduating in April 2018. When to prepare for MBA entrance exam if I want to join Athens, IBS, NMIMS, SP Jain?

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3 years ago

Hi Nidhi,
As SP Jain Global, we do accept scores from exams like CAT/GMAT/GRE. In case, if you have not taken either of them, you can take our internal aptitude test SPJAT.

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namit khurana

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4 years ago

As per your question, you mentioned that you are graduating in April 2018. Ideally, you should start preparing for MBA entrance exams from the time you were in the 2nd year of your UG. However, for your information, if you think you can still make it, you should directly start preparing for next ...As per your question, you mentioned that you are graduating in April 2018. Ideally, you should start preparing for MBA entrance exams from the time you were in the 2nd year of your UG. However, for your information, if you think you can still make it, you should directly start preparing for next year. Adding to your list of preference, you can also prepare for SPJAT or GMAT for getting admission in SP Jain Global's post graduate programs like MGB or GMBA for next year. Keep checking their website regularly. https://www.spjain.org/.

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Am I eligible to get admission in this college for MBA with 49.74% marks in graduation and 70 percentile in MAT?

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3 years ago

Hi Aditya, we do accept MAT score. You can submit your GMAT/GRE/CAT score or choose to take our internal assessment SPJAT to apply.

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4 years ago

In this case, all you should do is to simply submit your application form and then wait for the admission committee screen your application form. If the admission committee finds your application form to be eligible, then they might ask you to take for SP Jain Global's entrance test, called SPJAT...In this case, all you should do is to simply submit your application form and then wait for the admission committee screen your application form. If the admission committee finds your application form to be eligible, then they might ask you to take for SP Jain Global's entrance test, called SPJAT. You should be able to secure 80+ in SPJAT.

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