If someone really suffers in this Lockdown he /she surely be the doctor, business person and a final year student. First of all doctor and business persons will find out something because of their skills/experience but what about the final year students even if they have skills nobody will recruit them as they are stuck at last semester exams which will decide their fate. Scroll down to see how you can utilize time in this lockdown.
As per the UGC’s revised guidelines their future is at stake as the commission wants to conduct exams at the end of September. Now the petition is filed against this decision of UGC in Supreme Court. But one thing is very clear that UGC is not at all serious about the health of the young generation.
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Health and Sanitization related laws fall under State List that is why most of the regional universities cancelled exams e.g. Delhi, Haryana, And Punjab but as we know that Higher Education falls under concurrent list because of which all state and central universities are obligatory to UGC’s guidelines. But in all these things students are facing mental and family pressure.
So to remove this stress we have something for you, all you need is an Internet connection. You can utilise this time in learning and earning at the same time.
Interesting ways to utilize time in this lockdown are as follows:
1 – INTERNSHALA
Founded in 2010 by IIT Madras Alumnus, Internshala.com has now become the host of almost 3.5 million students and more than 80,000 companies which offer suitable paid or unpaid internships to students and other learners. These internships differ from person to person choice. Some of them are on location while others fall into the work from home category.
Nowadays due to lockdown and threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic, students can join work from home paid or unpaid training according to their interests easily. All you have to do is go to Internshala portal, register yourself, fill your interests, select a suitable internship program for yourself and apply for it.
If found eligible, you will soon receive a message from the recruiting body and work starts. Earning money along with a certificate and that too by sitting on a couch at home is something that a final year semester student requires at this point of time.
2 – WEBINARS OR ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Now days Internet is flooded with webinars like never before. Many experts and teachers provide their guidance to learners through online seminars cum meetings with the help of applications like Zoom, Google meet, Microsoft Teams etc. One would easily grasp and learn skills by attending these webinars according to his/her interest. Most of these are free and only requires good net connectivity.
If you are free and not doing anything sufficient in your academics this lockdown period is an opportunity for you specially for the students of terminal semester to acquire new skills and techniques which would help them to meet the eligibility criteria of their dream job. Most of the times e-certificate will also be provided by the organizing body which in future help you to strengthen your resume.
3 – LINKEDIN
LinkedIn is an American business and employment-oriented online service that operates via websites and mobile apps. It is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs.
Students who are wasting their precious time in waiting for their final exams must make their LinkedIn Id and make connections according to their core job competency. As of May 2020, LinkedIn had 690+ million registered members in 150 countries.
LinkedIn allows members (both workers and employers) to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network, which may represent real-world professional relationships. Users will automatically receive the job notifications on their wall through which they can apply easily if interested for work.
4 – ONLINE EDUCATOR
Education is something that is becoming digital day by day. Many new startups are emerging from this sector. Unacademy, Study IQ, Sleepy Classes, Wi-fi study etc. are some of the prominent online learning platforms. If you want to teach students or competition aspirants then this is a one stop solution for you.
You are paid according to your course and no.of enrolments in your course. For this, you have to create one or two demo lecture videos and upload them to the above platforms while applying for a job of an educator. If get shortlisted, you will be contacted by the respected staff of these firms.
This is really a unique work opportunity for terminal year students as they get the chance of earning money along with valuable teaching experience and it also makes you in touch with studies.
5 – YOUTUBE
If you have special kind of talent and skill which you want to highlight in front of public solely without the help of any intermediary body, then creating a YouTube channel of your own is so far the best option for you. Many persons who are fed up with their regular jobs or who want to do something unique in their life are showcasing their talent through YouTube.
To be a YouTuber, first, you have to make a channel or account on YouTube and then shoot your video. After shooting edit it with the help of software and upload it on your channel. One would create a channel according to his particular talent genre like vlogging/ standup comedy/reaction video/ cookery/travelling/ gaming etc.
During initial days, you have to struggle with views and shares but if your content is good and you are consistent then you easily attract eyeballs and get successful on this platform. Soon you would become famous and made a high amount of profit from your channel.
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