There is no better way to learn than going through the internship. It is the way when you get hands on experience and review right in front of you and you are the decision maker. It makes you feel like a boss and gives you the freedom to learn while making numerous mistakes and asking questions without any hesitation. This is the phase when you can invent yourself and find about the nature of the work and job profile. My internship came with lot of struggle and it was a challenge for me to find the right opportunity to intern.
My campus did not allow me to sit for summer internship as was attendance was short and they did not found my sick reason appropriate and I was told to either wait for another month or go out at look through external sources. I did not wait and started to look through my family referrals and consultants. I gave three to four interviews and ultimately found an internship opportunity in a financial firm which was not a multinational or private limited company but still I decided to take up the offer due to learning opportunity. I found the internship experience extremely incredible and amazing. I had the chance to learn so much in terms of finance and taxation while working with the financial analyst and account manager. I got the basic tools and software knowledge from the clerk and cashier working in the front desk and doing daily accounting procedures in the first phase of the internship. I would support them and perform all the closing and other transactions myself and took up their functions so that I could learn.
Next thing was more about financial dynamics and cash flow system which was done by me under constant guidance of my manager. He would ask me to do everything and all the major work. This gave the right practical experience which I was looking out. I got to learn from operations to financial division head about the accounts. It helped me to understand about different fields and job role within the finance department. My internship was over in few weeks but I had a wish to continue working in that organisation. I had got into sort of attachment with the employees and they had become like a family for me. People feel that we only learn from big organisations but even small or medium enterprises can teach you so many things. We must not always look to get the big firms but look for scope of work too.