“A Loyola student, looking forward to a great life ahead, beyond CA.” That’s how Ashwin introduces himself. Recently, he did an internship at Goldman Sachs, for eight weeks, after selection through college.
As an intern, he was required to save time for the firm, using a fresh pair of eyes, informs Ashwin, during the course of an interaction with YourStory. “Existing employees know the procedures, and they do not question these. The role of the intern is to question the existing procedures, to see if this can be modified, this can be automated. See if something is carried out A-B-C-D-E-F, can I remove C and E and just make it A-B-D-F. This makes it shorter, time-saving, and overall everybody gets to go back home early. I saved about 40 to 50 minutes for my team everyday. So they catch their cab earlier. They thank me for that,” Ashwin reminisces.Message for entrepreneurs, therefore, is simple: Tap the freshness of perspective that interns can bring, rather than view them as free labour.