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Southampton Aumnus, Aniket Singh, launches internship program for Indian students

 

University of Southampton Alumnus, Aniket Singh, now works for the world renowned technology giant Apple in Cupertino, California.

Smiling Aniket Singh
Aniket Singh

As a result of the career defining internship Aniket undertook here at Southampton in 2004, Aniket is offering Indian students the chance to follow in his footsteps in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) through a new international internship program.

Aniket’s ‘Intern Abroad Program’ will fund three-month internships in ECS for four promising students from Indian universities. Students selected in the new program will join ECS in summer 2019 and gain first-hand experience of the School’s high quality academic research. The program is designed to allow students to get the same positive experience that Aniket had here at Southampton and he hopes it will shape their perspective in their formative years.

"I interned with ECS during my own studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras, India’, explains Aniket. ‘I worked very closely with Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, who let me work on a truly challenging project around Switched Capacitor Circuits. That project sparked a curiosity in me that continues to this day.

"Not only was my work in ECS fascinating, living in Southampton and attending the University which has such a multi-cultural campus taught me that there is so much to explore in life. There are so many different people to meet, countries to travel and vistas to see. It triggered in me a wanderlust that still persists; a summer in England had been a dream for me since my childhood and to fulfil it was a true life goal.

"I got multiple offers from Universities in Europe to set up the Program, however I chose Southampton not only because it was the most highly ranked among these universities but also because Professor Al-Hashimi was so helpful and accommodating of the idea," explains Aniket.

"The Program is a progression of a series of books I have authored on domestic and international study themed ‘Intern Abroad This Summer’. Ever since my books came out, I have been delighted by the response students have shown.

"Most students today are unaware that they can find an awesome internship around the world, and even if they do know, they often don’t bother applying, believing the field to be too crowded. Their years as a student are the most critical of their life – building blocks to a great future. I believe simply focusing their student years working on getting good grades is only seeing half the picture. Internships, volunteering and practical experiences are what set students apart from the crowd, much more than just good grades."

The new ECS internships expand Aniket’s international program, which already links Indian students in engineering, management, sciences and humanities subjects with top colleges in England, India, Singapore and Switzerland.

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