In 2020,when most of the universities of the country are finding it difficult to safeguard students’ placements and summer internships in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Glocal has weathered the blow with minimal cancellations of internships opportunities promised by companies. So far, Glocal has secured internships for 300 plus students and still counting.
On one hand Covid-19 crisis is disrupting the society across all sectors, impacting the economy, education, healthcare, transportation and more, and changing the way we work and live. But at the same time, it has brought us together in many ways, whether by being virtually connected with the entire world or by being a responsible citizen and ensuring safety of self and others.
Industry internships are critical for skill-building, networking, and employability for all students by providing relevant professional experiences.
Extensive, positive and mindful conversations took place via mails, WhatsApp groups, Zoom calls and Blackboard Collaborate to create a support system for the current students with the help of the alumni.
Due to the lockdown and social distancing the internships this time are a mix of virtual and on-field modes of working. Students will be working under the guidance of industry mentors and will be supervised by internal faculty as well.
We are planning to organise some training interventions targeting cross-functional expertise, to enhance the employability factor of our students.”
A number of wellness workshops by experts are also being organised to help students remain emotionally strong and be ready to take the challenges head-on.