For my internship, I have the privilege to work for UltraTech Cement Limited. Gaining professional experience while working from home was a real challenge but with my mentor’s support and guidance I was able to complete my journey wonderfully.
Before venturing out, I had to prepare myself for this experience.
My preparation strategy involves sticking to the basics of whatever I have learned and during my interview, the complete knowledge of my previous work experience helped me to get through.
I have interned in the Logistics department under Mr Praveen Singh (Regional Logistics Head – Central Region).
My internship experience is kinda a roller coaster ride as initially it was difficult to understand things sitting at home however I am grateful to my mentor who has taken considerable effort to make things work out for me. The overall experience helped me to gain a sense of responsibility, time management, and deciding priorities based on different scenarios. It allowed me to grow personally and helped me to gain new skills that I did not have previously. I also gained a better understanding of the cement industry, made a new network, and gained a few new references for the future. But most importantly, it inspired me to go ahead and gain more knowledge that could be implemented on the ground. Although it was for a short period, I have learned a lot from this experience. This has greatly widened my perspectives on the key trends and skills required in the cement industry.
Tips for the juniors:
Do not just stick to books or whatever is taught inside the classroom, the practical application of things is completely different. You need to know how things actually work in real-world scenarios. You gain theoretical knowledge from lectures, but how to implement and apply that knowledge comes from harnessing your skills during the internship.