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.

Turning your hobby into your career is great but are you ready for it?

At CPSTOWN, we are committed to help you discover you wings so that you can soar high up in the sky. We have always believed that if you love the career you are in, then you will never have to work there. It will be your extended passion, that you are going to live your whole life.

There are very few who love their job and want to stick to it. It takes a lot of courage and time to actually get to do full-time what you have actually been doing in just the “other” hours of the day.

They said, love what you do and do it perfectly.

So if you are looking to transition your hobby into a full-time career, go for it, we are there with you at every step of your journey. But we also take the responsibility to help you get prepared for this ride.

Let’s have a look at the few points that should be taken care of:

Are you ready for the varied criticism?

Are you ready for the varied criticism?

Are you ready for the varied criticism?

You will certainly get this very often. Someday your chachi will be giving your opinion on this to your mom to someday your mama saying, “Hobby-wobby to sahi hai, krte kya ho?” There will be many such people who will have their own opinion upon your decision. So before the transition takes place, we suggest you to become a thick skin. Be dedicated, do hard work for it and bring out the results. Your success, your desired outcomes will themselves speak volumes of your career and stop the criticism. Just always remember, don’t get irritated with every rub, it helps you get polished.

Money-the ultimate concern

Money-the ultimate concern

Money-the ultimate concern

Passion is a definite energy that drives you to create wonders. It introduces you to who you are actually. As they say, money isn’t everything but everything needs money. The big question you need to ask yourself is, will you be making enough money for yourself? Sometime or other, we all find ways to end meet. We don’t want you to not able to buy that dress or suppress your wants because of lack of finances. Believe us, when there aren’t many funds, the passion also starts to diminish. Therefore, CPSTOWN is at your service to counsel you about the financial aspects of your career so that you can understand your choices better.

Will you still be excited about it?

Will you still be excited about it?

Will you still be excited about it?

To explain this in a better way, let us take an example. Rahul and Riya are two friends. Rahul is a fabulous painter and loves to paint while Riya is an amazing writer. They both look out to make their passion into their respective careers. So, Rahul paints every day and Riya writes every day to meet deadlines and earn profits. In some days, it was witnessed that Rahul’s interest in his work started to decrease while Riya was thoroughly enjoying it. Did you understand what happened here? Rahul lost the charm. Yes, this is a very important fact and you should ask yourself whether you’ll be excited about it every day or not! We advise you to take some time and try doing your hobby for a few weeks and check your level of enjoyment.

Persistence is the Key

Persistence is the Key

Persistence is the Key

There’s no reason to not follow your heart. You should definitely do that and do what you love the most. Taking action to turn your hobby into a career requires a huge dose of persistence, every single day. Always remember that Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Your hobby is your passion that you used to do in your past-time, now you’d be doing it full-time. If you are not persistent in this journey, it will be very difficult for you to succeed. But if you are persistent, victory will surely come your way.

Your career choice should be a reflection of what you love doing the most in your life. CPSTOWN understands that and helps you make an informed decision in the right direction.

भारत में लड़कियों के लिए कला और डिजाइन में सर्वश्रेष्ठ कैरियर

बेटा, आगे का आपका क्या प्लान हैं ? बी. ए. ही करोगी ना ?

क्या आप भी अपनी चाची या चाचा के आस पास वही घिसे-पिटे बातें सुनने से तंग आ गए हैं।

ठीक हैं, तो हम आपको अच्छी तरह से समझ सकते हैं  कि आप क्या कर रहे हो।

यहाँ पर आपके कला वर्ग लेना का केवल दो कारण हो सकता हैं :-

१. आपकी कला वर्ग के प्रति बहुत ज्यादा रूचि होगी

२. आप विज्ञान और वाणिज्य वर्ग की कठिनाइओं से नहीं गुजरना चाहते हैं।

आमतौर पर, छात्रों के पास लगभग हर बार दूसरा कारण होता है, यदि आप विज्ञान और गणित में अच्छे नहीं हैं, तो आप आर्ट्स ले रहे हैं।

आपने जो विकल्प चुना है वह अपने आप बहुत बड़ा एंड अच्छा विकल्प हैं। आपको कोई चिंता करने की जरुरत नहीं हैं, अब जब आप अपने पेशेवर (प्रोफेशनल) कोर्स को पूरा करने के कगार पर हैं, तो हम आपको बताना चाहेंगे कि आर्ट्स एंड डिज़ाइन में विभिन्न कैरियर विकल्प कौन – कौन से हो सकते हैं।

आइए हम कुछ विकल्प के बारे में जानें :-

१. गेमिंग और एनिमेशन

गेमिंग और एनिमेशन

हम किसी से कम नहीं“, किसने कहा कि लड़कियां गेमिंग और एनीमेशन अच्छा करियर नहीं बना सकती हैं ?

यदि आप भी ” गायत्री राव ” की तरह बेहद प्रभावशाली हैं, ध्यान आकर्षित करना पसंद करते हैं और पात्रों (characters) को स्थानांतरित करने की इच्छा रखते हैं तो यह पूरी तरह आपका अपना विकल्प हैं तथा आप भी एक अच्छे एनिमेटर गायत्री राव की तरह बन सकते हो।  एनिमेटर एंड मल्टीमीडिया में बहुत स्कोप हैं। आज की तारीख में लड़कियां हर क्षेत्र में लड़कों से आगे निकल रही हैं। इसलिए यदि आपकी इच्छा रचनात्मक कला को डिजाइन करने और बनाने की है तो आप इस क्षेत्र में अपना सुनहरा करियर बना सकते हो , आप इस विकल्प का जरूर चयन करें एंड आगे बढे।

आप ग्राफिक डिज़ाइनर, डिजिटल आर्टिस्ट, वीडियो गेम डिज़ाइनर, फ़िल्म और वीडियो एडिटर आदि के रूप में अपना करियर चुन सकते हैं।

२. फैशन डिजाइन

फैशन डिजाइन

क्या आपको अनीता डोंगरे, नीता लुल्ला, ऋतू कुमार की सहायता करने की इच्छा है ?

क्या आप हमेशा फिर से कुछ नया करने के मूड में हैं ? अगर हाँ , तो फैशन डिजाइनिंग पूरी तरह से आपका एक बहुत अच्छा विकल्प हैं। लड़कियों में हमेशा डिजाइनिंग एंड स्टाइल की अद्धभुत रूचि तथा समझ होती हैं। इसलिए यदि आपका फैशन ज्यादा रूचि या आपका स्वभाव हैं तो आप आपने हुनर या चमत्कार को दुनिया को दिखा सकते हो की हम किसी से कम नहीं।

इसमें केवल कपड़ें डिज़ाइन करना नहीं हैं , इसमें आप बहुत कुछ कर सकते हैं जैसे फैशन ब्लॉगर , फैशन मर्चेंडाइज़र, फैशन समन्वयक आदि भी बन सकते हैं।  

भविष्य में जब आप किसी भी प्रसिद्ध Youtuber को फैशन ब्लॉगिंग करते हुए देखें, तो चिंता करने की कोई जरुरत नहीं हैं। आप भी एक अच्छे और एक बेहतर Youtuber फैशन ब्लॉगर हो सकते हो !!

३. इंटीरियर डेकोरेशन

इंटीरियर डेकोरेशन 

यदि आप भी सुनीता कोहली की तरह इंटीरियर डिजाइनिंग में कुछ चाहते हो। यदि आप उन लड़कियों में से एक हैं जो हमेशा अपने कमरे या लॉबी को शानदार फूलों से सजा कर रखती हैं और उस जगह को फर्नीचर से सुशोभित करने की व्यवस्था कर रही हैं  तो इंटीरियर डिज़ाइन आपके करियर के लिए एक बहुत बढ़िया विकल्प हो सकता हैं।

इसमें आप किसी भी कंपनी में एक प्रोफेशन इंटीरियर डिज़ाइनर बन सकते हो। एक अच्छा इंटीरियर डिज़ाइन ब्लॉगर बन सकते हैं। या फिर आप अपना खुद छोटा स्टार्टअप / सेटअप कर सकते हैं जिसमे आप अपने इंटरेस्ट तथा आईडिया के अनुसार प्रोडक्ट्स या सर्विसेज प्रदान कर सकते हैं।

४. ललित कला और प्रदर्शन कला

ललित कला और प्रदर्शन कला

अगर आप एक संगीत प्रेमी हैं तो भारत में आप एक बहुत सुनहरा करियर बना सकती हो।  यदि संगीत आपके पैरो को जमीं पर नहीं टिकने देता हैं या सोने नहीं देता हैं साथ में यदि आप वास्तव में एक वाद्य बजने के बहुत इच्छुक हैं तो यह आपके लिए सबसे अच्छा करियर विकल्प हैं आप इसमें अपना हुनर दुनिया को दिखा सकते हो। संगीत में आप गिटार , तबला , स्वर में से चयन करके प्रतियोगी करियर के विकल्प को चुन सकते हैं। इसके अलावा आप सभी अभिनय महारथियों के लिए जो एक शॉट में हेरोइन  के प्रसिद्ध संवादों की नक़ल करते हैं इसलिए थिएटर एक शानदार अवसर हैं जंहा पर आप अपना प्रोफेशनल ट्रेनिंग के माध्यम से अपने हुनर को दिखा सकते हो। आप अपने हुनर को दुनिया के सामने प्रदर्शित कर, बॉलीवुड में अगले दिग्गज स्टार हो सकते हो एंड आलिया भट्ट को कड़ी टक्कर दे सकते हैं !!

५. होटल प्रबंधन और पर्यटन

होटल प्रबंधन और पर्यटन

भारत दुनिया में एक बहुत बड़ा पर्यटन स्थल हैं यहाँ पर कई शानदार पर्यटन स्थल हैं। इस क्षेत्र में आप अपना सुनहरा करियर बना सकते हैं यदि आपके पास विविध संस्कृतियों के लोगों के साथ बातचीत करने और मजबूत पारस्परिक कौशल के साथ एक आकर्षक व्यक्तित्व रखने की क्षमता है, तो यह विकल्प आपके लिए एकदम सही है। इसमें आप अपना करियर होटल उद्योग, उद्यमिता, केबिन क्रू, ईवेंट मैनेजर आदि के रूप में बना सकते हैं इसके अलावा विभिन्न अवसर हैं यहाँ पर आप एयर होस्टेस या होटल मैनेजर बनने के अपने सपने को साकार कर सकते हैं!!

भारत में आप कला / डिजाइन के विकल्प चुन सकते हैं तथा सुनहरा करियर बना सकते हैं। आप औद्योगिक डिजाइन, कानून, प्रबंधन अध्ययन, शिक्षण, वास्तुकला का विकल्प भी चुन सकते हैं और दुनिया को अपना हुनर दिखा कर ये साबित कर सकते हैं कि हम लड़कियां किसी काम नहीं । यह महत्वपूर्ण है कि आप जो चाहते हैं उसका पीछा करते रहो और जिसमे आप अच्छे हैं, बाकी को CPSTOWN पर छोड़ दें। इस यात्रा के माध्यम से आपकी मदद करने के लिए हम हमेशा आपके साथ हैं। आप कभी भी करियर परामर्श के लिए हमारे साथ संपर्क में रहें। आप ईमेल भेज सकते हैं info@cpstown.com

How to choose career options in Films and Media after 12th

Making a career in Film industry was once a distant dream. There was a general assumption that film industry is all about a hero and heroine dancing and singing on the hills. But as soon as the need for rich entertainment increases it eventually results in more versatile and out of routine jobs. The Film and Media industry is offering some very attractive career options that anyone can opt, once he/she is done with their intermediate. So here is the list of course options for students who want to make their career in Film and Media Industry.

  1. Film Production Direction and Management :

 

 

This is the major course that covers the total idea of Film and T.V. industry. This course allows you to learn all aspects of film production from the perspective of a film producer and also the film director. The program covers both technical and theory aspects related to the film. The learning module of this course comprises of following:

  • Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Production

This course is offered by different institutes and the course completion span varies from 18 months to 3 years. At the end of course completion the ward holds a Diploma/Bachelor degree. The key skills learned after completing this course will help you in making your career in following fields :

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Event Management
  • Marketing & Distribution of Films and T.V
  1. Diploma in Drama and Acting :

If all the time of your life you have enjoyed playing different roles, observed cinema emotionally, theatre and acting give you goosebumps then finding a career in acting is your salvation. This is one field where you can chase your dreams and meet the most creative people in the industry. The course completion span of this degree is 6 months to 3 years.

  1. Certification in Screenwriting :

The backbone of any film is its story. How mesmerising the locations are, how good the direction is, how practical and real acting has been done but if your skills of telling a saga is not up to the mark then your all efforts are in vain. Not just having a good story telling but also to convert it into a great script is the need of the hour. In order to understand the technical aspects of screen writing there are some certification and diploma programs available having course completion span of 4 to 12 months. After completing this course you can search for jobs as a screen/script writer.

  1. Media and Mass Communication :

The Indian Media and Entertainment sector is enjoying a bright summer since the past of couple years. Getting a job in this hotshot domain not just improves your financial conditions but also enhance your social status. There are so many media colleges that are mushrooming in the country and offering Bachelor degree program in Journalism and mass communication. The course span is 3 years.

  1. Animation Film Designing :

Aspiring from Hollywood industry, Bollywood is ready to build some really cool animated films. In past years the presence of animated content in Bollywood industry has been increased exponentially. This increase has shot up the necessity of great animators and designers. In coming future having a skill set of creating great animation will really help in getting good career growth and opportunities. There are many courses available for students to opt after class 12th, if they want to make their career in animation industry.

Those days have been ended when getting featured on T.V and Films is out of reach for general people. The film industry is not just limited to two three job roles. In fact it is the most versatile job opportunity industry. Finding a career in this industry is nonetheless dreams come true kinda feeling.