Satyabrata Majhi belongs to Bhubaneswar (Odisha). He wanted to do his internship with the best in the country, so instead of looking for an internship in his hometown, he made his way to India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore. Satyabrata is doing his internship at Hitachi Data Systems(HDS) in Bangalore. He found this opportunity (three months internship – from the 25th of June, 2012 to the 14th of September) with the help of his mentor and his friend Srinath Taduri.
He chose System and Marketing as his topic for the internship. Keeping this in focus, the company has given him a target to visit about 50 IT clients including Nokia, Siemens, Accenture, Festo and many more. He is supposed to collect information and analyse the total data storage potential in Bangalore, as well as the prospective areas where Hitachi can enter. Along with this, he also has to do a campaign for Hitachi Data System to bring some technological freshness into the companies. Satyabrata’s interests lie in IT as well as electronics, since he is an Electrical and Electronics B.Tech. He always wanted to do his internship with an organisation that enabled him to combine Electronics and IT, and Hitachi matches his profile and area of interest perfectly.
Satyabrata has a learnt a lot with HDS during this period. “The best thing this company has taught me is the art of Inspiring the next generation”, he shared. He also lists the following as his definite take-away from this internship:
1. Having meaningful conversations with customers
2. Using and designing EDM and Tele-calling scripts
3. Using Webex tools for meetings
However, this perfect internship comes with its own challenges. Getting appointments from the IT heads of various organisations is tough for him at the moment, but he is determined to succeed. Satyabrata has managed a paying guest accommodation with his old friends but food, he says, is a big challenge. Though they manage with restaurant food, he says he certainly misses his mother’s cooking!
However, Satyabrata knows he will learn to navigate all this. In fact, he plans to enjoy his stay in Bangalore and see the city before heading back to SCMS-COCHIN.
He thanks his mentor, Justin Joy, as well as his HOD, Prof. Mariakutty, for their help and support throughout his course and internship, “Faculty support is like an end user support. They are the people who acted as pathfinders for me in this internship.”