This year, you passed your 10th boards and joined the vast pool of commerce stream students. Some of you must have chosen the stream because of your academic merits while some of you chose it because your parents, teachers, elder sibling, friends, or even internet research suggested that.
Choosing a stream after class 10 is one of the first and major decisions you have to make to move towards your career and there is no doubt that being a class 10 student, it is too early for you to make an informed decision regarding your future career. Now, the decision has been made and the immediate concern is what all are your career options as a commerce student.
You could pursue a BCom or a BBA degree or a career as a CA or CS; however, before deciding on this, you need to understand what kind of career do you wish to pursue. For instance, if you want to make a career in the field of management, you could pursue a professional degree like BBA. Now, the next question is how would you know that. Well, the answer is internships!
It is a known fact that internships are extremely popular among college students; however, internships are now being pursued by school students as well. The reason behind this is their eagerness to start their careers early and to explore their interests so that they can make an informed decision about their graduation. So, to help you with your career decision, here are 5 internships which you could pursue and understand the working of different fields and find your true interest:
Whenever we talk about a career in management, the first thing that comes to our mind is sales and marketing. As a sales and marketing intern, your major work responsibility is to convince your prospective customers to try your company’s products and services. To be a sales and marketing intern, all you need to have is good people skills which include your verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and negotiation skills.
The name of this profile is in itself very exciting as social media is extremely popular among people irrespective of their age groups. A social media marketing internship requires you to promote your company and its services on various social media platforms. During this internship, you get to spend a lot of time on social media to research and come up with creative ideas to engage your company’s existing as well as prospective users.
Users are what make or break a brand and this is what makes customer service one of the most essential parts of a business. Customer service includes guiding your customers about your products and services, attending to their queries, and solving their grievances. In addition to having good written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, patience and empathy are two key skills that you need to possess to become a good customer service intern.
Operations is another internship which you could do as a commerce student. An operations internship includes general management work like process management that is, making sure that everything is going as planned. Your responsibilities as an operations intern could range from managing basic functions of the company like data entry and data management to managing teams.
An accounting internship is perfect for you if you love working with numbers. During this internship, your work responsibilities include preparing and maintaining financial records, preparing financial reports, and working on basic accounting operations.
Apart from the aforementioned, you could also explore internships in content writing, blogging, volunteering, and journalism to explore your interests.