The sudden emergence of COVID-19 pandemic disrupted daily life and radically changed the way we work and opened the doors for the virtual field. All activities are now online or “virtual” which has caused a surge in virtual courses and Experienships. Virtual Experienships benefits students by giving them the opportunity to work and gain experience in the comfort of their home as it is far easier and more convenient.
According to WayUp for college students and recent graduates, 33% of employers hire virtual interns, and 71% of students show interest in the idea of a virtual internship .
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EXPERIENSHIP?
A virtual Experienship is a work experience placement that students can do from home.
Virtual Experienship has broadened the scope of learning as it gives access to students to work remotely with international companies.
How Does A Virtual Experienship Work?
Virtual Experienship usually consists of :
- Training and learning opportunities provided via an e-learning platform
- Project works : done individually or as part of a group as well
- One-to-one digital catch-ups with your manager
- Digital networking sessions with employees around the world
- Socializing opportunities with other interns
BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL EXPERIENSHIPS FOR STUDENTS
The biggest hurdle to go abroad to work as an intern is the travelling expense which caused limited access . However, due to virtual Experienship all you need is a good Internet connection.
A Virtual Experienship gives students the liberty to work anytime during the day at their convenience. Therefore, students can now schedule the day and work anytime unlike the fixed 9-5 work hours that existed before the pandemic.
- ENHANCED RESUME
In today’s world with almost everything going digital, a virtual Experienship provides students a great opportunity to enhance their digital skills to add to their resume.
- EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
A virtual Experienship gives one the liberty to monitor their own time and be organised which ultimately enhances their management skills.
- LESSER BARRIERS
Students living in rural areas too can enroll for such Experienships without the issue of relocation. So undergrads are now able to target their dream company even if it is not local.
- MARKET VALUE & RECOGNITION
Remote Experienship has given students the opportunity to connect to best companies and has broadened their reach giving their work diverse nature and practical exposure