Interviewer: Damini Bisht, Campus Ambassador, LexQuest.
Name: Azka Sheikh Kalia
College/University and Year: Delhi Metropolitan Education/Guru Gobindh Singh Indraprastha University 2nd Year
Organization where/Advocate with whom you interned: Sanjay Aggarwal and Associates.
City and State: Delhi
What resources did you use to find your internship?
Was the internship paid?
What were your expectations for this experience?
Describe your first day (in 100 words):
I felt like a lost puppy in the first few hours, I followed people, did what I was told. Then after an hour or two you tend to grasp the stuff. Things get easier, obviously not easy. There was court visit on the very first day. Everything was new and amusing.
How would you describe the culture within the organization (ways in which co-workers interact or don’t interact) and how does this fit with your “ideal” employer?
The culture within the organisation neither the workers interacted a lot nor they kept shut amongst each other. Work ethics were maintained. Ideal employer is the one who does his work on his own and his work is divided among his employees in well organised manner. Here, in my case this was found, everyone knew what to do and when to do it.
What new skills have you learned since beginning your experience?
I am not shy anymore to ask for what I don’t know. Sometimes, you pretend that you know something and will learn eventually without asking. However, in legal world, eventually learning is the wrong perception. Oh yes, you are grilled a lot.
What types of tasks did you discover that you enjoy or excel at completing?
Communicating with clients and Drafting was my thing.
What tasks were less attractive or fulfilling?
Writing the dates for the next hearing was the worst. After all, I was a 1st year intern.
What about your internship do you absolutely despise/hate or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
Frankly speaking, nothing.
If you were running this organization, what would you change and why?
Lessen the timings, I suppose.
What about your internship is the most surprising to you (i.e., what did you least expect going into the experience) and what lesson(s) can you draw from this?
I seriously thought that, being an intern under a lawyer would be like, going over their and completing your work over a desk top and getting back home and that’s all.
How does this internship relate to your long-term educational or career goals?
Since, I am going to become ultimately a lawyer myself. So, working under one, gave me a taste of how it would be after 3-4 years.
What recommendations would you give to other students doing an internship at this organization?
You better pull your socks and prepare to get tired. Its an absolute insight of the legal world.