Are the hikes in Metro and bus fares or the overall inflation of food prices affecting you? Or are the problems college fee hikes, diminishing monthly allowances and rising expenditures? Well, don’t let these hamper your spirits. Looking at the general student reaction to rising prices, DUB conducted a study and came up with ways to rid you of financial woes.
Delhi University’s official website houses many advertisements regarding requirements for the posts of Project Fellow, Research Fellow, and Field Assistant for a decent stipend and convenient hours which is open to all DU students.
One can also contact the campus placement cell of his/her college regarding summer internships. Aditi, a student of JMC who interned with Fab India tells us, “Well, the work load wasn’t a lot. We were supposed to create a database of student responses to Fab products. It was fun since we got to travel and meet new people and I also earned Rs. 2000 in less than a month.”
Those interested in writing can apply to various newspapers. Event management companies routinely need the younger lot to manage events where they can earn a whopping Rs. 500-1000 a day! A usual internship process comprises of selecting candidates on the basis of their C.V., followed in most cases by an interview.
Divya from St. Stephen’s College interned with the reputed PricewaterhouseCoopers where she had to work on transfer pricing as well as go through annual reports of various automobile firms. She says, “Since I worked under a mentor, I received valuable and enriching work experience. Besides, I also did a voluntary project on gaming and gambling and earned a total of Rs. 6000 in 6 weeks.”
A common problem faced by undergraduate students is that they are not usually considered for internships given their lack of experience and limited course coverage. Here MSF (Mathematical Science Foundation) provides relief. It is a student oriented body and considers them on the basis of merit, past experiences, and recommendations from professors. A lot of Commerce, Mathematics and Economics students also turn to banking internships which are easy to get and good for the pocket.
Of course, DU cannot be left behind in creative ways to earn extra bucks. A few girls were selected and paid for ushering in guests and visitors in the recent Pragati Maidan Trade Fair. Many people earn their way through their blogs. In fact, Geetika from the DUB team got a job offer to work with a New York based newspaper from somebody who happened to read her blog!
News around campus is that market research companies need respondents for Group Discussions and surveys. A decent pay per respondent, food and travel is your return if you decide to work with them.
North campus students may especially be familiar with the lucrative business of selling books and notes at the end of University exams to many book shops in Kamla Nagar.