Why Indian students in the US, including those from elite Ivy League universities, are failing to land internships this summer

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Indian students learning in the United States, including those enrolled in prestigious Ivy League universities, are dealing with difficulties securing internships for the upcoming summer due to a slowdown in job progress in the nation. According to people educated about the state of affairs, many students have been unable to acquire internship gives, which are important for gaining sensible expertise earlier than coming into the extremely aggressive job market.
The world financial slowdown has considerably impacted entry-level job alternatives, students, training consultants, and Indian-American professionals in the US have mentioned. According to an ET report, in addition they claimed that the state of affairs has been exacerbated by the tendency of many firms to rent native students throughout an election yr.
Furthermore, Indian students graduating from US universities this yr are dealing with further challenges, reminiscent of excessive inflation charges, rising dwelling prices, native unemployment, and sponsorship points.

Indian Students Facing Competition

“There were about 400 undergrad students in the final year in the East Coast and West Coast, including in Ivy League schools, whom I counselled over the years, who have not got any internship offers this summer,” mentioned Adarsh Khandelwal, co-founder of the training consulting firm Collegify.
The Ivy League, a bunch of eight non-public universities positioned in the northeastern United States, including prestigious establishments reminiscent of Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania, is famend for its tutorial excellence and social status.
According to Khandelwal, “Indians, even in top US colleges such as NYU Stern, UC Berkeley, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas at Austin, are struggling. A lot of these kids have reached out to us seeking help to get placed in India.”
Khandelwal cited an instance of a 22-year-old Harvard University pupil in his remaining yr, majoring in economics and psychology, who has been unsuccessful in securing a summer internship regardless of making use of to quite a few firms over the previous six months.
The present job market has confirmed difficult even for students in the science, expertise, engineering, and arithmetic (STEM) fields, who have been extremely wanted earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic. Technology, consulting, and new-age firms are now both shedding workers or implementing hiring freezes.
Khandelwal said, “There are hardly any jobs for vanilla coding skills, unless there is an element of AI (artificial intelligence) or emerging technology in it.”
An Indian American worker at a number one consulting agency, who wished to stay nameless, revealed, “My firm prefers to hire Americans over Indians.”
This state of affairs persists regardless of American schools persevering with to appeal to international students, including those from India, with the variety of Indian students pursuing increased training in the United States reaching an all-time excessive.


Nilesh Desai
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