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Is an Internship worth your time?

Are Internships good for you?

Whether you should go ahead for internships?

Should you avoiding the internship?

That's a question that's hard to answer. Internships have different levels of importance in different regions. In the US, for example, there is a much higher focus on internships than we see here in India. Compared with Europe, it might be the opposite.

The question of whether to do an internship, as well as what the benefits are, would be a good thing to think about.

That's what we're going to be exploring in this article. I believe that the experience of an intern is something very important and it will show these candidates how good they are at dealing with situations and walking into a room confidently.

We have recently had an activity where the example has been given to offer an industry of SAP implementation and all the candidates work together. STM MPK, KO, consultant and then they tried to identify that for a particular industry, with all the constraints given in what kind of organization structure it would be, what kind of enterprise structure needed to be developed for it is not only limited to doing the things in the system, but having in detailed discussions where they have found it.

Out of that , whether multiple sales organizations should be there, how many sales areas would be there if they go ahead with single sales AC, what is going to happen if they go ahead with the multiple cells of what is going to happen? An intense discussion happened between the cross module. Consultants so that they can know how these things happen in the project and what kind of things they need to deliver in the project. So then they have created the arc structure in the system and they have also prepared the detailed documents for that. Some people may be afraid to think of the future where there's robots doing all our work, but let's not forget that we're actually heading towards a society where aging is less and less common.

Creation of the blue business blueprint documents and then there would be the additional business requirement which they need to understand how with standard recipe configurations it can be handled and wherever the risers need to be written fit, gap analysis is going to happen and they are going to prepare FS documents and then later on.

We will also do the cutover activities so all the simulation has been turned and with intense discussion where people not only need to walk on the system to make the system work, but all kind of documentation which will require all kind of real time discussions which is going to happen in project that is going to that has been included. Internships are a great place to learn and grow as you're getting a lot of guidance.

So the Key highlighters of the internship programs would be this.

  • End to end. Know how to do a practical implementation project.

  • Knowing what different roles they need to play it during the implementation.

  • Integration between the different modules, what needs to be done by which consultant?

  • Intensive workshops and discussion to make them feel that how the actual project is going to run.

  • Monitoring and cross questioning from the instructor.

  • Real time documentation, preparation for implementation projects.

  • DIY mythology. Which is do it yourself where all the consultants need to do all of the work which real time consultants do in a project.

  • Real time business scenarios and constraints from the business which will require additional developments.

  • Exposure to the support projects and support tickets.

I thought it would be great to share some glimps of the internship program that we are doing now. The internship program we have simulated one end-to-end implementation project and assigned the tasks to the candidates. The full team has involved different consultants from different streams. SGM empty ABAP has been included in this.

A simulated implementation and people are going with the intensive discussion, so this is just a brief glimpse of how students were able to bring out after intensive one-week discussion multiple calls, they came out and figured out that for a given company scenario which we have given, what would be the enterprise structure for it?

Now this looks very simple: the sales organization would be there, the purchase organization would be there, but we went into intensive discussion to find out what would happen if there were multiple sales organizations, multiple sales areas should be created or the client should have limited sales areas. How many purchasing groups should there be?

Whether one organization would be okay with these kinds of discussions happening during the implementation project, right? And with that exposure, students are able to feel that okay, what they're going to face when they would be going into the implementation project journey.

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