Works Applications: Chandra Maloo
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Third semester was settling in and all of a sudden there was this new buzz among my classmates: The Summer Internship. We were told by our seniors that only the top 10-15 ranks in each department would get foreign internships through the Placement Training Cell because the majority of the universities who visit the campus for internships only look for that one magical number on your resume; your CPI. Although, exceptional resumes are known to draw some attention. I wasn’t in the top few in my department. So, like everyone else, even I started garnering apping fundae from seniors. However, I remained optimistic about PT Cell as I was aware that I had good credentials.
A little introspection made me realise that theoretical research was not my field of interest and there was no point in apping any further. I think it’s important to keep your interests clear in mind.
In fact, the questions were so easy that I remember telling my friend, ‘Either these guys have made up their mind to reject me and are having the interview as a formality, or else they have decided to select me for certain and are having the interview as a formality.’
We have a saying here at WorksApp- ‘Developers are lazy, tools are easy’.
Even if I did get to go back and am served every opportunity on a platter, I would still pick Works Applications because it is perfect for a guy like me who isn’t inclined to theoretical research but rather prefers spending late-nights on coding and developing things!
Singapore is one of those places (much like Mumbai) with which you quickly fall in love. Like most developed countries, the roads here are spick-n-span. There aren’t any food-related issues too, even for vegans. You have a food court in nearly every locality. Language is not at all a problem here. English is the primary language and almost everyone is comfortable with it. Malay, Tamil and Mandarin are also spoken here. The transportation system of the city is one of the best that I’ve ever seen. You just need to make one cash card which you can use everywhere. You also have many places to visit like the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Sentosa Resort, Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay.. and the list is endless. I hope I can cross-off all the places from my list by the end of my stay here. For enthusiastic travellers, there are countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, etc. not too far away. It is easy to get a tourist visa for these countries and flights are quite economical too. I too went to Vietnam and paid a visit to my relatives there. All in all, Singapore is a amazing place to explore and travel. So, make the most of your time here!
Looking back, WorksApp was the best thing that could have happened to me. Even if I did get to go back and am served every opportunity on a platter, I would still pick Works Applications because it is perfect for a guy like me who isn’t inclined to theoretical research but rather prefers spending late-nights on coding and developing things!
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