Every college student wishes to get a good winter or summer internship and a good job after college. The curiosity during internship drives and anxiety during campus placements is ineffable.
Understanding the need to empower the youth of the country to channelize energy towards building their dream careers, Niranjan Yadav and Rohit Maku have come up with Switch Idea. It is an attempt to connect freshers to potential employers in the country. The Mumbai based startup, which had raised a USD 25,000 seed fund earlier this year, looks forward to be the country’s finest and most effective internship and professional opportunity platform in the years to come.
It lets employers list internships and fresher jobs. Employers can sign up easily on Switch Idea and create their company profile. Then, they can post openings on the Switch Idea platform by selecting the desired parameters. In less than 24 hours, SwitchIdea verifies the opportunity and it then goes live on the website. Students can view the opportunities in an intelligent manner so that only relevant students will get the news. Switch Idea operates its social media platform where interesting opportunities will be shared for maximum impact.
According to UGC report of 2012-2013, there are roughly 20 Mn students who were enrolled in higher educational institutions. This number is estimated to be around 25 Mn this year. Existing platforms and portals for jobs focus too deeply on senior management and mid-level positions and fresh graduates do not get easy access to the right kind of opportunities in comparison to experienced professionals. Switch Idea helps employers to tap into this pool of youngsters and thus benefit them mutually.
Other platforms like Internshala, Let’s intern and Twenty 19 are in the same basket as Switch Idea, but Switch Idea offers a hassle free experience and appears to be the fastest among the lot.
In just three weeks of being operational, SwitchIdea has clinched 600+ sign ups and 500+ applications. 1000 internships/jobs have been sourced on this platform getting down its Alexa India rank down to 8000 which was 25,000 one month ago.
Currently, Switch Idea is free for both students and employers. The team plans to introduce paid plans for employers when they hit a significant user base milestone (approx. 10k-15K student signups). Switch Idea promises to be completely free for students forever.
Also, value added services (certification, digital courses etc.) are in the pipeline along with mobile apps. The student and career oriented content on Switch Idea’s blog seeks to help students develop their skills and give them sound advice on how to navigate the professional world.