Gear up for that summer job!
Now summer jobs are just a click away. Several websites help students apply for a job of their choice and their field of study with a few simple...
The number of jobs in the city has spiked, providing an opportunity for students seeking part-time jobs to acquire professional skills and also back themselves financially. Summer jobs help build work experience and develop everything from job-specific skills, work ethics to punctuality and time management. Students are no longer willing to engage in aimless fun. They are instead looking for opportunities that will give them a sense of work culture. The salaries for part-time jobs range from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per month on an average.
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Now summer jobs are just a click away. Several websites help students apply for a job of their choice and their field of study with a few simple steps. Students find it easy to browse the web and upload their resume. All they have to do is await a call for an interview than physically go in search of a job.
It is only during summer that most IT companies hire students to work on short-term projects outsourced by them. The students benefit from these jobs as the experience acts as an advantage during campus recruitment. Hemanth, a student from Mallareddy Engineering College says students get to work on a range of projects related to their field of study. “Summer comes with many advantages; I will work at a tech firm in the city where I will be paid rupees 15,000 per month.”
Another student, Mahesh says that the most profitable summer jobs are those offered by top IT firms like TCS and Cognizant with salaries ranging from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per month. “The selection process is tough and is on par with the selection process for a full-time job. It is not that easy to land a job. Only 10 in a batch of 90 students get hired.”
While engineering students have a foothold, summer jobs for students from other streams such as journalism, advertising, marketing, interior designing are fast pacing up. Students from arts groups work as content writers, where they are offered up to 10,000 per month and a few opt for field research work. Shalini, a Master of Social Work (MSW) student from Gowthami, says that her field work on rural literacy has made her want to pursue research in developmental NGOs.
Colleges are also taking initiative to help students apply for jobs and secure their chances. Sandra Horthman, a lecturer at St. Martin’s Engineering College, said that the college has an active role in securing summer jobs for their students. “We contact various organizations and research institutes to help students with a chance of working on the short-term projects which these companies offer. We have a tie-up with certain IT firms which recruit students every year for a short period.”
Sana, a student from St. Martin’s Engineering College highlighted the need for these part-time jobs which help them choose a career path. “Many of us are planning to go abroad for higher studies; it gives us a sense of the work as we choose companies pertaining to our subject. So it enhances our skills while we are on the job and also be assured to opt for the same stream when we move abroad.”
Not only websites and recruitment cells at the campus, even consultancies in the city are trying to reach out to every student who’s looking out for work this summer. John, who runs a consultancy at Himayatnagar, said that several MNCs are offering part-time jobs for students with good communication skills. “With the BPO industry booming in Hyderabad, many companies are paving way for students who are seeking to make a few bucks this summer. All they need is to be able to communicate effectively with customers and clients.”
“These BPO jobs would support us financially, but we would not gain any subject knowledge out of it, so mostly we prefer jobs related to our field of study. Most of them think about making those quick bucks while taking up summer jobs, but these are jobs which may not add any credentials to your resume. On the other hand, when you opt for a part-time job at an organization which is of your interest, you not only gain exposure in the field, but also contacts that may help you land a job, rather than forcing you to start from scratch,” highlighted Vandana from Villa Marie Degree College.