How to Get Internships in Top Pakistani Companies

Getting admission to universities is one thing that every college going individual is looking forward to. Be it engineering university or a business university, everyone wants to get the best out of their university life. But after getting done with your university, it’s the corporate life that is ahead of you and that matters the most. Universities may teach you a lot of things, but there are a lot of things that you learn with practical experience. The best way to get practical experience while studying is to do as many internships as possible. Because this is one way where you can get to know the corporate culture even before joining the corporate sector.

When you are doing internships, there are a lot of things that you learn which you cannot learn in university. From the basic corporate culture to the practical work that is done, you learn all this in the corporate sector only. The more internships you do, the more experience you get and that helps you in the long run when you are finally looking out for your first job. Having internships gives you an edge over other candidates who don’t have internship experience. This is because you have the basic knowledge of how the corporate sector works as compared to your competitor who has no experience of it.

While doing internships, you may want to look out for different sectors in which you work. Working in similar sector will give you limited exposure only during the internships. If you have worked as an intern in different sectors, then there are a lot of different things that you get to learn about different sectors. These are the things that you can learn only when you have experience in different sectors. And this particular things gives you an edge whenever you are looking for your first job over the other candidates. Doing internships not only enhances your personality but also gives you a better chance to land your first job quickly as you are well prepared for it.

How to Get Internships in Top 10 Pakistani Companies

Now the main thing that one has to look out for is how to get an internship. You can intern anywhere you want but the main thing is to get an internship in the top companies in the country so that you have got a better chance to get a good job. Working in a good company as an intern also improves your CV as you tend to learn a lot as these companies train you and give you different projects to work on. But getting in as an intern in the top companies is not an easy task and you have to go through a thorough screening process so that you can get selected. These selection processes often can take up to 2 to 3 months before companies finalize 2-3 individuals from all over the country for their internship program. Hence you need to be at your best to get through them. We will now take you through how you can get internships in top 10 Pakistani companies.

Internship Programs

There are a lot of companies that offer their internship programs during the summer semester of the students. This is where the students are free and can spend 2-3 months as an intern in a company. This is the time when majority of the companies will announce their internship program. But getting into the top companies is not easy as there are thousands of applicants and only a handful of them are chosen. There are different rounds that students have to clear before getting into the company as in intern. The first step that the companies do is to announce their internship program on their websites and on different job portals.

Screening Process:

Once the internship ads have been placed then the students can start applying on the website. After the deadline is over, students have to go through a test as part of the first round. There are different parts in the test section that students need to clear. The major section in the test includes that of English, Math, General Knowledge, and IQ. All the sections need to be cleared in order to get through the next phase of the process.

Group Discussion/Activities:

The next phase that comes up is the group discussion or group activities session in which the candidates who have cleared the test are invited. This particular section is all about how you are in a group. A certain topic can be given where candidates will have to give their opinion about it. The main aim of this is to judge the confidence of the candidate and how they perform when there is a difference of opinion.

Interview:

Once the candidate goes through the second phase then they have to go through the interview process. The interview process can be of more than 1 interview. The interview can be a panel interview in most of the cases with different departmental heads conducting interviews as a team. Only a handful of candidates are able to make through to this phase as all the others are rejected. Once you clear the first interview only then you will be called for the last and final interview. This is where you have to give you the best shot so that you don’t get rejected just at the borderline.

If you successfully manage to get through it then you will be offered an internship in the company. All the top companies of Pakistan follow a similar pattern to hire candidates for their company. The rigorous and tough process filters out the best candidate for the company and in the meantime also grooms the candidate of what he should be expecting during his internship phase. IF you are lucky enough to get an internship in the top 10 companies of Pakistan, then there are good chances of getting a good first job as you have got the required experience that other students may not have.

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Noor

Noor Mani is senior tech correspondent and renowned professional writer from Pakistani local Newspaper Weekly Multan. She is a P.E.C accredited Electronics Engineer and has wide vision over technology and local media industry scope. She is now a Managing Editor at Web.PK. You can email her at noor @ web.pk.

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