They say peers influence and inspire you the most. Harshil Bhadra shares his experience as an Intern at Porsche with us. Its time for you to take a leaf off his experience and start applying for internships yourself!
Harshil Bhadra, Intern at Porsche Center, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
Interviewer: What led you to searching for an internship?
Harshil: I’m doing a specialized course in H.R College, pursuing a degree in Retail Management. The course has a 4 months compulsory program of internship and 8 months college. So basically we end our graduation with only 1 year experience. Since I had made up my mind to make my career in the retail field, I decided to take matters into my own hand and do something about it.
I: That is great! Independent thinking indeed. We all know that finding an internship is no easy job, so how did you do it?
H: I approached Intern Theory and their team helped me by contacting different areas in their network. The result being me getting a call from the Porsche Center, Mumbai. I got selected and got the job role of a Marketing intern.
I: Wow! Porsche is a pretty big name! I bet most of our readers are envious already. Tell us a bit about the work culture and environment at Porsche.
H: I was very lucky to be present to observe a transitioning environment. There is always more to learn when change is in the offing. The work culture was in a transition stage from the old Dealership to new Corporate world:- Jubilant Motorworks. So I gained a lot of experience just by observing how a company is taken over.
I: They do say observation is the best teacher after all. So what was the Hardest task that you faced as an intern at Porsche?
H: Hardest task?(laughs and takes a moment to think) I guess for me it was the lack of technical knowledge and e-mail writing; yet later I took it as a challenge and with the help of my manager I improved myself by learning Advance Excel and also working on my communication skills.
I:From the hardest to the most memorable moment, which moment will be framed in your mind forever?
H: My most memorable moment has got to be my Farewell! I got a ride in the Macan turbo, a cake-cutting celebration and greetings from Porsche family members.
I: (grabs tissue and dabs eye) Porsche sure knows how to hit the sweet spot. Right in the feels there and a ride in the Macan Turbo no less. So you are obviously taking a lot back from this aren’t you?
H: Oh yes! Amazing memories, love from people, the uncountable things I have learnt as an intern at Porsche, corporate grooming etiquettes, knowledge about industry, how to make the best use of an internship and lots of photos(smiles).
I: That does sound like a lot! So to wrap things up, why would you suggest Intern Theory to your friends?
H: Well, if you are more than satisfied with a particular product/firm who gives you more than you expect then there’s no need to find a substitute. Its similar with Intern Theory, best team who makes continuous efforts and always ready to help! Thanks for giving me the best start.
I: You sound like a Marketing Intern alright(both laugh). Okay then! Thank you so much for your time Harshil, all the very best for your future endeavours from Team Intern Theory. Cheers!