Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Internship

Ever since I finished my schooling I have been dying to work in the corporate sector….and even uploaded my resume on different sites…but my parents always felt that it’s better to first complete my studies and then start working….so I dropped the plan..

Well I have finished my second semester of the MBA program and am at my home doing my internship. Once I started working here I have realized why a job is perfect for a person like me. Because I don’t have to study eight different subjects these days or stay awake till late in the night to finish my course for an exam or become a parrot J

I am a very moody and lazy person so if I love something I’ll give 100% to it otherwise nothing or no one in this world can make me do it.

When my professor told me that I have been selected to be an intern at Devyani international Ltd. I wondered as to what kind of a company it is….I had never heard of it. And then he told me that it was the franchisee of Pizza Hut for north and east India and a franchisee of KFC and Costa Coffee. The first day when I reported there I was nervous but excited as we usually are about new beginnings…my first day at the corporate world!!!!

I had heard various tales where many interns were ill-treated at their respective companies or weren’t given any opportunities to learn or do something constructive and I was wondering what kind of an experience I’ll have here. My first day was not only smooth but I was also impressed by the company and its people. We were introduced to our respective guides and given detailed introduction about the company. My company guide is a really sweet person as he not only encourages me to go ahead and do my best but also keeps motivating and encouraging me. Before I began my SIP I felt as if I was having second thoughts about taking up HR, whether I was actually interested in it but now after I have a month of experience here, I think I’ll love it.

I have been allotted to the Costa Coffee section of DIL. Since it has only 44 stores till now in india, Costa is on a major expansion spree and is thus focusing on recruitment in large numbers. The manpower is less as compared to the work so my supervisor actually takes me to various interviews and has sometimes also allowed me to actually take PI’s, of course for entry level posts only.

But the most exciting thing is that Costa is the beverage partner of IPL matches which will start from 12th March for which the company requires Hotel Management students from all over the country. I have been given the task of contacting and recruiting these people, explain to them every thing and then select them. Since it’s a very important event, there’s a lot of coordination between HR and Marketing department, working against deadlines, collecting and arranging the information etc.

So, in short I’m loving my time here!!!!!


  1. Awesome that you're enjoying the sip! me also working for the ipl, its real fun and a great learning experience but the work timings are all over the place..have to work till 9 everyday, even on saturdays. miss college sometimes.

  2. totally agree with u yaar...
    its fun but really hectic...i also stayed back till 8:30 one day