Are you a student who is trying to get in to a MNC? Or Are you a parent who want your children to work with corporate giants? Then stop for a minute. And start reading this. This may make you to rethink.

It is every student’s dream to work in a good company after stepping out from the college. Most of the youngsters want to work with the industry giants but a very few will select small companies or startups to make their first entrance to the corporate world. What makes them to think differently? Why people are choosing startups for their internship? Here are just few reasons why working for a startup makes sense.

You’ll have a totally new experience

Yes! It will be a totally new experience for you when you start your journey with a startup. You will feel the transformation within you. After working 15-16 years as student a sudden transformation from a student to a professional. Rather than just reading from books, here you will get the real time experience of how things works. That new experience will give you lot of positive energy and happiness. It will develop a new thirst in you to know more and more about the new platform and technologies.

You’ll be Independent

Most of the startups will have less no of people when compared to large companies. So, in startups people will be more independent and they will not wait for others to direct or motivate them. The self-motivated team will perform tasks in timely manner. It will help you to learn time management. Most of the startups work in the concept ‘Learning through working’ this will give you a new opportunity to explore your ideas and thoughts. You can be yourself in the company and no one will judge you. In startups, you will be given tasks that would require you to form strategies at an individual level and also tasks that involve working as the component of a team.

You’ll have Real Responsibilities

In a startup you will learn how to plan and execute various tasks. Other than that every task you get involved in, has a bearing on the company’s future, so one is motivated to work hard and think creatively because the level of responsibility is very high.Moving your first application to production or taking presentation for people can be scary, but working through these fears and learning to take responsibility as an intern has a lot of benefits.


You’ll learn how companies work

In startups you will get many jobs to do and have an actual impact on the work the company is doing. While working at a start-up, one is exposed to challenges at every moment and the performance of every single day has an impact on the real world. In many large companies there will be thousands of employees and you will not get chance to explore all aspects of the business. In startups as they have small teams they will discuss each and everything within the team and this will help you to understand how the company works and what others are doing.

You’ll make great contacts

As startups are team of small no of people you will get to know each other. While working in a startup you will get chances to meet and interact with different kinds of people and that will help you to make a great contact list. Sometimes the people in your contact listcan lead you to better business opportunities and they can guide you to become a good professional.

You’ll gain good communication skill

While working with a startup you have to interact to different people including other teammates and sometimes with the client too. In big companies you will not get chance to directly interact with the client at an entry level. So these interactions can improve your communication skill. In the later stages of professional life this will help you to perform well.


Working for a startup may not give you a brand name recognition, what your friends are looking for, but it will definitely give a real life experience that will be hard to get in from any other places. Even if the startup fails you still have the work experience and an insight in to the industry. Internships at startups are the great ways to learn and grow. So, start your journey to the corporate world with a startup.

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