Every time vacations were around the corner, I used to make grand plans trying to become more productive and join various courses and internships. However, like most people, I would always end up doing nothing, regretting the time wasted. I frequently travelled between my hometown and current residence, and so, I was unable to join any courses, as they mostly required me to stay in one place.
I expected the same to happen after my 4th-semester exams. I was visiting Abu Dhabi to meet my cousin, and my travel plans restricted me from taking up a relevant course. That’s when one of my friends told me about a content writing internship that he had grabbed via Internshala, and the job offers he had received from various other publishers after the internship. This encouraged me to research into it, and that’s how I came to know about Internshala Trainings.
I had always been interested in the stock market, but I hardly had a solid background in the field. However, the Beginner’s Trading Certification (BTC) gave me a ray of hope. As it was an online training which could be done anywhere, it also supported my travel plans. BTC was supported by TrakInvest, a leading virtual stock marketing website, which was the icing on the cake.
The course was organised into four modules, each having a test which needed to be cleared in a single attempt. The explanatory videos were precise, effective, and easily comprehensible. The provision of downloading the videos and the quick response to queries were truly appreciable.
Along with each module, I had to make a trading profile on TrakInvest simultaneously. It portrayed the real stock market, with the rise and fall of stocks based on the actual stock market scenario. I got a premium account on TrakInvest, with a virtual amount of ₹50 lakhs and traded with the seven top exchanges of the world. This motivated me to pay more attention to business news channels and the business sections in newspapers. I cleared the final test with 75%, made a good profit in TrakInvest, and enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Abu Dhabi while doing the course.
I am currently stock marketing through fidelity stock agencies, and I am confident of making profits. This training has helped me in investing wisely by using financial ratios and concentrating on the business aspects. The most important thing this platform has taught me is that patience and perseverance are keys to gaining – be it in the stock market or in life. And this is how my vacation ended with no regrets – one of the most productive vacations I have ever had.
About the Author: Dev Pradeep is pursuing B. Tech from BMS College of Engineering. He shares how he used his vacation productively and learnt the nitty-gritty of stock marketing. This article was first published on Internshala.