PLACE & DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:

I am Aishwarya Telkar, interned at Indian Oil and Gas Production Terminal, Mumbai and it was truly an experience worth sharing. Very few students in India get a chance to do an internship in India’s largest oil and gas company, so I was very happy when I got this opportunity and grabbed it with both hands. I interned there for one month.

EXPERIENCE:

Working at ONGC taught me so many values such as professional ethics, punctuality, alertness while performing any task & a lot more. The most important thing I learnt here was that “SAFETY comes first.” I remember my first day in IOGPT, that lavish enormous campus near the Kalundre river. Many students of other colleges such as UPES & ISM had also come for the internship. After briefing us on the various security systems we were allowed inside. We all were wandering in that enormous campus hoping that we would not get lost in the lush green campus located in the woods.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

IOGPT offers specialized training courses in all the areas of oil and gas production, processing and transportation for technologists and engineers. The Institute has all the state-of-the-art training facilities like classrooms, meeting rooms, advanced simulators and information center. Many specialized courses in different fields of petroleum engineering production stream are conducted here. I was given a project on “Well stimulation and sand control”. All the officers here were extremely helpful and generous.

Working in the laboratories gave us immense technical experience. The fact I liked most about this internship was that I got to learn some important lessons & values of life & not just technical knowledge. The officers taught us an important lesson that no matter how much we achieve, one must keep his/her feet on the ground. My internship experience has taught me more than I could have imagined.

LESSONS LEARNT:

Skill Development : Coming into this position, I felt that I had no idea where my career was going and I lacked confidence about what I could do and what I am really good at. My internship has definitely given me a better understanding of my skill set and where my career may take me, but most importantly, I’ve come to learn that I am not alone. This job has taught me that almost everybody is in my same position. Very few college students know what they want to do, and it is something that is simply not worth worrying about. I know now that if I continue to work hard, things will fall into place.

How to behave in the office: This being my first position in an office atmosphere, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. The environment here at IOGPT is quite relaxed, yet it taught me how to behave in the workplace. Simply working in the office and getting used to everything here has definitely prepared me for whatever my next position may be. Just observing the everyday events has taught me more about teamwork, and how people can come together to get things done. Although sometimes I have to remind myself to use my inside voice, I feel I’ve adapted to the office life relatively well.

How to build my resume: Like I said, this internship has improved my skills a ton, both off paper and on paper. I didn’t realize it all of this time, but this position served not only as a positive learning experience, but a resume builder as well. I came into this with a resume that was basically naked, now I am leaving and I have lots of updating to do. My resume doesn’t need a makeover, it needs to be restarted from scratch, and that’s a good thing! I underestimated how much work I did that actually translates to my resume.