Work Exposure Program

Our Senior School provides internship opportunities during summer break, as part of the work exposure program. Our students are able to get a feel of the workplace for the first time in their lives. They are able to obtain real-time industry exposure to become practical in their thinking and develop street-smart competencies. Students get an engaging experience by working with reputed institutions who are willing to nurture them. Dynamic workspaces help the students become independent, find their field of interest, and excel. The WEP is specifically for Grades IX-XII and lasts only 1 month.

The Work Exposure Program (WEP) 2023, aimed at equipping students with real-world professional experience. Running from April 10th to May 12th, this program provided students a 6-8 week immersive experience in various leading organisations in Bengaluru, enhancing their understanding of teamwork, time management, networking, and other professional nuances. In total, 26 organisations participated, offering 133 positions, with 109 students getting accepted and 74 successfully completing their internships. The process entailed resume building, organisation matching, and daily work logs to track progress. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Partners like CRY and Genex Space lauded the quality of work from students, while students themselves valued the exposure and learning gained.

The Work Exposure Program (WEP) 2022, conducted post-lockdown, was a unique blend of online, offline, and hybrid internships that catered to students from various sectors, including Robotics, Digital Marketing, Space Research, Community Service, and more. Partnering with 12 diverse companies, the program provided 200 open positions, from which 57 students successfully completed their internships. The initiative was marked by its dynamic approach, emphasising student convenience with tools like the WEP Journal for daily task tracking. Despite challenges like pandemic-driven partner dropouts and clashing exam schedules, WEP 2022 stood out as an enriching experience, giving students a practical exposure to their fields of interest.

Launched on January 4th, the aim of this year was to upskill students in areas such as interior design, architecture, content curation, branding, digital marketing, quality and compliance, stock markets, PR, horticulture and motor sports. The program was online as well as offline, with 13 unique organisations offering more than 200+ summer internship opportunities. The event was a successful endeavour that saw over 270 applicants taking part.

The organisations we coordinated with, included CRY, AVASAR Foundation, Diya Foundation, XLR8, AECS, Sandesh, U&I, Photomojo, Jobs For Her, Green Pocket, Dr. Zamindar’s Microsurgical Clinic, Casa de Goa, Crazy Holidays, Reap Benefits and Samarthanam. The program was exclusively a ‘work from home’ module. The WEP with CRY (Child Rights and You) saw our students organising a fundraiser to help impoverished children and their families as a part of the COVID-19 relief. The students worked on social media promotion links to generate 2 lakh rupees within 2 weeks. The effort was nationally recognised by the Times of India on 21st May and the Indian Express on 22nd May.

Ekya partnered with organisations like XLR8, Olive Planet, Play Arena, The Green Pocket, Globes Book Republic, Vita Beans Neural Solutions, Arius Holidays, Photmojo, Reap Benefits, Bengaluru FC, Lodestar and Crazy Holidays. We also collaborated with NGOs such as U&I, Sandesh, AVASAR Foundation, Key Education Foundation, Diya Foundation, Indus Action, Udhyam Learning Foundation and CRY.

Our summer internship program with Key Education Foundation helped children empathise with the struggles of children from low-income families. The students involved tried to devise ways to bridge the education gap so everyone could access early quality education. The internship at Photomojo was a delightful opportunity for students interested in photography and videography production to get their first experience working under a recognised organisation.

Udhyam Learning Foundation organised a one-month session with Ekya, wherein students were taught how to think like a businessman by placing them in real-life business scenarios based on their interests and strengths. It helped to nurture entrepreneurial competencies within them. As a part of the Actor’s Collective, several initiatives were arranged. Diya Ghar, helped teach rhymes to underprivileged children. The Spastic Society of Karnataka organised a program to assist children with disabilities in performing skits and expressing themselves. Playback theatre was introduced to the students in this program.


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