Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Bhavya Singh, Chanakya National Law University, Patna, 2nd Year, B.B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) [email protected]
Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Times of India, Patna, 30
I got it through a contact but one can approach them with the CV and cover letter at their office.
Duration of internship and timings
10 am to 6 pm but one could leave earlier in case of less work.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
I worked with the Response team which is the Marketing Team. First impression was the commendable synchronization and organization that functioned in the entire office. It was highly appealing.
I was asked to go and talk to the General Manager of Response who assigned me a coordinator, under whom I worked and I was asked to report to the HR department everyday.
The infrastructure was conducive to the work. The fully air-conditioned AC and the brilliant LAN made work comfortable and real fast.
I was working on Activation, which is basically Event Management, so I was given the task to accompany my coordinator to the various meetings with the clients and sponsors. We were asked to prepare drafts with our ideas regarding various marketing strategies.
Being from a law background, I was even asked to go through various agreements that were being drafted and proposed. I was asked to research on the policies of BCCL and based on that, we were asked to make changes and alterations in our various agreements.
We were even asked to prepare questionnaires, which were mainly based on their marketing surveys. This majorly formed a part of my internship as a B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) student.
Work environment and people
The work environment at Times of India, Patna was very productive as everyone was working their best in the task assigned to them. They were very helpful as they assisted me in almost all of my tasks and even taught me the basics of researching on policies and helping me to draft agreements.
We were provided with snacks in between and that was something which was really refreshing!
The best things were the people with whom I worked and the fact that I could actually experience whatever Managerial skills and techniques that I have read about in books, for real.
I got a hands-on experience into the whole mechanism of a corporate house.
At times I did not have any work and was made to sit idle.
I got the first taste of working in an organized office and could feel the pressure and skills that the media houses demand. It calls for versatility and commitment.
Any Other Thing
I would recommend this to everyone who wants to get a taste of corporate life from the grass-root level.