5 Steps to consider while choosing the Right Internship Program

As they say, “The expert in anything was once a beginner.

We totally second this thought. To reach your destination, the major point is to start. Start small/big doesn’t matter but start!

While you are studying, it is imperative that you do get the lessons and concepts of your course well. But real-world exposure is a must! And when you have the drive to get a decent exposure in the outside world, internships come to your rescue. Interning gets you aware about the actual work that gets done in the field you choose to be in. You are prepared beforehand to get in action thereafter.

But the thing is how do we finalise on the internship?

What should be taken care of while choosing the internship?

Well, well, when CPSTOWN is there, you really don’t have to care!

Relax, in this article, we are going to discuss about the 5 steps that you should always consider while choosing the Right internship program.

1. What you want vs what you don’t want

What you want vs what you don’t want

Now, this is a tough fight! We generally have queries of students who wish to join an internship program that isn’t of their field. There are many students who are dicey about this part. But we clearly suggest you to be clear in your thoughts, list down and acknowledge what is entirely beneficial for you and you are inclined to. Let us take an example for this one: Raju is an engineering student but loves to write, in his end-sem leave he decides to intern for a newspaper. Now, if in his coming years, he wants to write-full time that internship can really add value to his profile. On the other hand, Rina, also an engineering student wants to intern at an IT firm as she intends to join one, once graduated. So it is necessary to acknowledge that figuring out you don’t like a line of work is just as valuable as it is holding on the field you do like.

2. Startup or corporate

Startup or corporate

It is a general pattern that students hunt for name brand companies to build their resume. They generally don’t consider a startup to intern for. Now, to be very honest , the decision depends entirely on what you want to learn, in addition to the field you wish to pursue. In startups, you are involved from making your coffee yourself to handling project operations. You get to learn at grassroot level in a startup over the projects that will have a recognizable impact.

3. Build a network

Build a network

Always remember to check whether you get to build a network or not while interning.Will you be working mainly on your own, will you be limited to just a compacted office, or will you get the opportunity to meet people from around the business? It’s always an advantage to meet as many people in the company as possible. This will help you in long term in your professional career. Who knows one such professional connection might land you a job in long term!

4.Check their online rating

Check their online rating

It is very important for you to understand the skill-set you are going to develop while interning. The right skill-set is developed at the right place. Like when you order food online, you always check the online rating of the restaurant, right?

Similarly, you need to go online and check what previous students have experienced when doing the same one. Reviews from previous interns, helps you get an idea what’s interning like at that place. Good or bad, go through everything so that you are informed enough to take a sound decision.

5. Paid or Unpaid?

Paid or Unpaid

If you are interested in being parts of real-good projects, then you have the right to ask for it. While if you are willing to do any job that comes your way simply to put it there as a formality on your CV, you can go out there without asking for it. What we wish to suggest to you is at the end of the day, your standard experience will obviously trump your monetary wants. But don’t hesitate to ask the money you are worth for and don’t be afraid to assert yourself specifically.
To know about all this and more regarding choosing an internship program get in touch with CPSTOWN.

Tips And Tricks to Prepare for NEET EXAM 2018

Running short of time for NEET preparation, Right?

Calm Down. Take a Deep Breath and listen to us.

At CPSTOWN, we are here to take all your stress and worries. You just need to perform and do the best you can!

NEET is round the corner and everybody is busy into their textbooks and guides, referring to notes, studying into the night, and sitting at their desk, chewing on pencils and trying to memorise all the formulae. You wouldn’t find anyone sitting with their friends or watching television. At this crucial time, it is important to have some tips to crack the entrance.

So let us go through some of them:

Be aware about the syllabus

The syllabus is as vast as an ocean, and you really need to know the exact location to fish out the best output. Strike out the extra information and focus on important topics. We all know NEET exam covers NCERT syllabus as well, you should compare the syllabus with your Board exam syllabus. This will give you enough time to concentrate on the parts of the syllabus that are not yet covered. Make sure to go through these important Areas for NEET 2018 :

Physics – Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics and Nuclear Physics

Chemistry – Mole Concept, General Organic Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry

Biology- Ecology and Environment, Genetics, Cell Biology; Morphology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals; Basics of Biotechnology

Circle out weaker areas and work on them

focus on weak areasIt is possible that you are very strong in Biology and weak in Physics. Do not get discouraged by the same.

Try and work hard more on the Physics syllabus to strengthen them. If required, take help from a friend or senior or take extra classes for the subject. It will help you in overcoming the fear of your weakness effectively.

 

 

Practice online Mock Tests

The key to successful qualification in any entrance examination is continuous practices of mock tests. One of the greatest challenges of the NEET examination is the time limitation in which the paper has to be completed. Students have to finish a slot of 180 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours). Meaning to spend only a minute on each question . Time management is a mandatory skill that is required for this exam. While practicing at home, make sure  you keep yourself familiar with the bondage of time and practise accordingly. For references, see complete solution of previous year question papers and focus on the frequently asked questions, topics and patterns.

Take a Break from Social Media

If you have the habit of continuously checking onto your notifications, then you will have to stop it immediately. Because there is no time left to waste. You should concentrate on your study plan and make it to effective to meet the end result. Try to stay away from all the distractions as they will cause an adverse impact .

If you are tired, go on a walk instead, listen to songs but do not waste your time in scrolling up the feed on your social media accounts. This will create enough space for you to diligently work towards achieving your goal.

Take good care of yourself

It’s crucial to take care both physically and mentally. Instead of complaining “I haven’t slept enough” or “I’m eating too much junk food,” take control and plan for bringing in the balance. This will help you to be happier and more productive. Avoid junk and oily foods and switch to healthy diet plans. Do meditation and yoga exercises for better concentration.

 

 

 

Do not work with tukkas(guesswork)

You must know that the exam has negative marking hence you should carefully attempt the questions. Do not just guess any question and  lose out on marks. Attempt only the ones you really know and can score a mark on.

 

The above few points should be kept in mind before appearing for the D-Day. Be positive. Give it your best shot and yes! Do not forget to carry your admit card along!

Good Luck!

 

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Alternate Career Options For PCB Students (Apart From Medical)

You took Biology in your intermediate and rest in history.  

Do you really feel apprehensive about your future? How will things turn up for you in the end?

If the answer to any of the two questions stated is yes, then you are at the right platform.

At CPSTOWN, we make sure to understand the mindset of the students and parents thereby providing with the best career guidance support available in the market.

If you are a Biology student, who said being the Doctor is the only choice. Medical coaching is not the last most option left. If you do not see your career in the field of medicine then you ought not to. It is an ages long perception of people generalising all the biology students becoming doctors. It is high time that we change this , wake up and know that it takes courage to no do the obvious.

Here are the promising careers that PCB students can pursue apart from being in-midst of the patients:

Food Science

Food ScienceDo you want to work in a Cadbury manufacturing unit knowing the whole process how is it done or do you want to be a dairy technologists. If you have an inclinations towards researching and developing new food products or improving the quality of existing products, you can go for a course in food technology. This is an emerging field and proves to be an amazing career opportunity in the likes of process development scientist, product development scientist, nutritionist etc.

Microbiology

career in microbiologyAre you one of those who are interested in knowing the existence of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses etc. and their interactions with humans, animals, plants and other organisms in the environment? Then microbiology is the stream for you. Here you will get to research in detail about how various microorganisms affect our lives. There are various sub-fields like virology,mycology etc. where you can specialize. By pursuing this course you can win yourself a job in quality control, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, breweries etc.

Environmental Science

career in Environmental ScienceNothing makes one feel better than being a savior. Environment science is a phenomenal and important field in the current world that involves the study of the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment and their interactions. If you want to be an Environmental scientists , you will have to investigate environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, waste management, water pollution, etc. and how these issues can be dealt with utmost perfection and agility. Prospective jobs for a person pursuing  environmental science are in forestry, pollution control board, water plants etc.

Bioinformatics

career in BioinformaticsIf you are really great at computers but are a PCB student, then you should try your hands in the field of bioinformatics. This  field basically deals in combining together biology, computer science, and information technology. If you choose this field, you will have to  work on developing and using tools and techniques for analyzing biological data. For example, as a bioinformatics professional you can develop a software for accessing and analyzing data from biomedical and pharmaceutical studies. You can also work as a bio-analyst and clinical research associate if you are inclined towards bioinformatics.

Physiology

career in PhysiologyHow does a human body function? What is the mechanism of activities taking place in a human’s body? Physiology is an answer to these questions. Physiologists generally study a wide variety of topics including organs, anatomy, cells, biological compounds, and muscles, and how they interact and work together to keep the body functioning. In addition to studying human physiology, there are other branches of the field as well which is taken under the wide topic of physiology such as plant physiology, cellular physiology, microbial physiology, etc. If you aim to practice physiotherapy or clinical exercise this is you go to field of study.

Having said that, as students and parents you would have understood that taking biology in 12th doesn’t equals being a doctor. It is not at all a compulsion. You need to clear this air about this misconception and we are always there with you at every step of yours. If you doubt, Try yourself, be in touch and you will agree why CPSTOWN is a one stop platform for your career worries!

 

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