Asmita Jha is a NTAT Certified intern currently pursuing B.E from International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT), Pune. Along with excellent academic records, she also has a keen interest in embedded technologies. Currently she is working and researching on Internet of Things (IoT).
1. Where did you do your internship?
I have done multiple internships while pursuing my graduation which involve:
Internship at Mojo Networks, Inc. Pune (May 2017 – Present)
Innovation Internship at Opulent Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Pune (January 2017 – April 2017)
Student Internship at Opulent Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Pune (October 2016 – December 2016)
Internship Student Partner for college campus (March 2016 – June 2016)
Earn and Learn Job at I2IT College , Pune (March 2016 – June 2016)
2. How did you get your internship?
I got my internships through my college Training and Placement office. I applied to multiple internships, gave tests, interviews and fortunately got selected.
3. What kind of experiences did you gain during your internship(s)?
I started my internship from my second year itself. I gained lot of experiences which is an advantage of starting internships early.
a. During Learn and Earn Internship at my college International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, My role was to do soldering, sorting electronics components, circuit design in the Electronics and Telecommunication Department Lab.
b. Then I became Campus Ambassador for an Internship Website.
c. At Opulent Pvt. Ltd, I was an intern with their electronic product development team. I had an opportunity to work with micro-controller ATMEGA328 and interfacing various sensors and basic parts of IoT.
d. Again, few months later Opulent gave me a privilege of working with them as an innovation intern. In this I was part of their smart drip irrigation product development team. First phase was understanding of business aspect and customer need and technical side.
e. Later, I got selected for a 12 days innovation and leadership camp at Asian Institute of Technology Thailand. There, I got international exposure regarding various upcoming technologies, innovation and leadership skills.
f. At present, I am a Data Analytics intern at Mojo Network. Herein, I monitor the WiFi connectivity of my college and send data to Mojo Networks.
4. Who do you think was your actual mentor during the internship?
During my internship, I learnt from my Seniors to Juniors basically everyone working over there. But, yes at Opulent, its CEO Sir Tanul Mohod who was the best mentor I had. He guided us through the phases of how actual production is done in industries and how to identify customer segment along with their needs.
5. When did you appear for NTAT exam and how was your experience in answering the ticklish questions?
Well, I appeared for NTAT exam in my second year. I am habituated to solve puzzles, so I liked solving ticklish questions in NTAT though they were not easy.
6. In what way this internship has inspired you?
As mentioned earlier, I gained lot of experience from these internships. Everyday was inspirational in some or the other way. Acknowledging the real aspect of work, it always inspired me about the fact that it is undoubtedly important to come out of your comfort zone and try something new rather than being a bookworm.
7. What would you suggest to your fellow engineering students?
I would suggest my friends that instead of just running behind submissions and marks, try to gain new wisdom. Any company that comes for placement asks for around 60% aggregate, just try to maintain that; rest invest your time in sharpening your skills. Do internships during your vacation period as it is the best way to gain practical knowledge.
8. During these different internships, what is the single most important thing that you have learnt?
During these phases of my internships, I learnt organizational skills, sharpened my technical skills and most importantly the importance of teamwork.
9. Seeing yourself doing something different from your fellow classmates, what is that one thing you think you did differently than others?
I tried out doing things practically. Gaining industrial experiences from my 2nd academic year itself. I learnt to adjust between hectic schedule of college and at the same time, focused on accomplishing tasks assigned to me during my internships.