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Semester and Year Offered: First Year, Slot 2 Semester 2
Course Coordinator and Team: Kritika Mathur
Email of course coordinator: kritika[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Aim: The course encourages pursue a summer internship and connect with potential employers. The project strengthens the student’s career skill set.
Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
The curriculum mandates a 8-10 week internship experience at the organisation. The internship is evaluated by an Industry Mentor at the organisation and a Faculty Mentor at the School. The Faculty Mentor interacts with the Industry Mentor on regular basis to track the progress of the student. The internship is documented followed by a submission of a project under the guidance of a Faculty Mentor, and a Viva Voce.
The summer internship project report can be based on one of the following options:
1. Documentation of the Experience at the Organisation
In this option, each student is required to maintain a weekly log book with the following fields up:
At the end of the internship, the student is expected to write a self reflection paper / personal learning paper where he / she documents major learnings at the conceptual level, linking them specifically to the classroom learning in the first year.
2. Descriptive Project on the Host Organisation
In this option, the student can choose to write a management case study on the organisation where he / she is interning, or pick up as aspect / function of the organisation and do an in-depth study of the same. An option to do a sectoral analysis / market landscaping is also available.
For a management case study, the sections of the report may include:
For an in-depth study of a particular function; the sections of the report may include:
For a Sectoral Analysis of the Industry to which your host organisation belongs, or where their clientele lies, the sections of the report could include:
In this option, students doing primary research and / or market surveys can bring the same in the last two sub-sections.
3. Research Project
If you have a specific research question that you would like to answer given the opportunity that you have been given (in terms of access to the organisation and data), this option would be ideal. The format of the research project report would be
Assessment Details with weights:
Feedback from Industry Mentor
Report to be evaluated by Faculty Mentor
Review of Progress to be evaluated by Faculty Mentor
Students are required to use research papers, magazines (Business etc), published research reports, Euromonitor, Newspaper archives, library resources to analyze the big picture.