Internship Experience of an Engineering Student @ HP & Microsoft via ScienceUtsav: Taught Web Development to Kids!
This has been submitted as an entry to the Noticebard Internship Experience Competition.
Name, College, Course, Year
Amisha M. Shukla, Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan’s College of Engineering, Mumbai, Computer Engineering, 2nd Year.
Organization and Location
HP & Microsoft via ScienceUtsav, Mumbai
July 16, 2018 to Aug 16, 2018
Web development Trainer for kids in the age group 10- 14 years.
How to apply
‘Internet’ is a boon for mankind. And internet is made up of web pages. Creating a web page is amalgamation of art & science. I applied for this internship from ‘InternShala’.
I was interviewed for this at the ScienceUtsav office situated at KJ Somaiya, Vidya Vihar. We got training what kids must be taught as well as files/folder of required software was provided by Microsoft team head.
Details of the project
After training, I was pretty much ready to work on the board. Having teaching experience prior really helped me but, this was the first time when I was teaching such young kids to code a web page via HTML & CSS which wasn’t known by most of the kids. This event was conducted at HP stores.
I have conducted my first workshop at Xperia Mall, Dombivli. There were two slots in a day for the workshop: slot 1→ 10 am to 12 pm and slot 2→ 2 pm to 4 pm. Two people were on board to conduct the workshop- lead trainer and an assistant trainer.
Initially, I had entered kid details on an excel sheet which was provided to us by ScienceUtsav and contacted a few pre-registered students in order to confirm their seats. Also, various students were enrolled in the workshop right at the moment. I made sure to keep the record of every student as at last, we sent those details to HP.
After this, each and every kid was allotted with a separate laptop/PC. And then after a short interaction with kids, we have started our teaching task. During the interaction, we had asked each kid to choose their favourite cartoon character and in the entire session, we addressed them by the same names!
I taught the kids to design their first ever web page along with assistant trainer. In the end, all the kids received the certificates and refreshment. Some doubts of the kids were cleared. Various group photos and selfies were taken.
Finally, after the successful workshop; we had made sure to secure the work done by the kids during the workshop and transferred the zip file to the HP.
- To teach kids about web pages and their development.
- Manage the kids.
- Handle the records.
- Co-ordinate with the branch manager.
- Interacting with their parents.
Work culture at the organisation
It was pretty good. Everyone was very excited about the workshop. All the trainers of Mumbai were gathered for training and everyone had something to add up to make learning more fun for the kids.
The main motive of this workshop was to show the kids the power of coding and how they can solve any problem of the world using their intellect and creativity.
The group discussion was conducted which was quite remarkable as it connected everyone on the team.
Good things about the internship
- It made my coding concepts clear.
- Developed communication skills.
- Developed management skills.
- Team collaboration.
- Taught how to deal with kids and their curious questions.
- Also, learnt about cartoon movies (haha).
Bad things about the internship
- Pre-registered students aren’t tracked properly.
- Delayed payment and offer letter.
Rs. 500 → Lead trainer (per workshop)
Rs. 300 → Assistant trainer (per workshop)
- Team work makes the dream work.
- Management skill
As it was local travel, so there is no question of accommodation whereas commute cost was included in the stipend.
Overall, I had an astounding experience. I have made some great friends. Everyone must go for an internship of their interest as it gives one a practical insight by using the theories of our academic journey!
In all, Internship = Learn + earn + lots of fun!
About the Author
Loved my student life, love talking to students now. I am a wearer of multiple hats (wife, mom, cook, chauffeur). My job is my hobby! :)