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Webinar: Freelancing For Students 101 – Upskill For Brighter Career Prospects

Numerous reports have stated that the quality of Indian graduates entering the job market does not meet the recruiters’ expectations. With lakhs of students graduating every year, this problem has created a skill-gap due to which freshers struggle to stand out in the crowd and are unable to find high paying jobs. On the other hand, companies are forced to allocate extra resources to upskill the fresh graduates which add to their cost.

Taking up internships during semester breaks was a solution to this problem which we can all agree has failed spectacularly. Though internships give the graduates some exposure, they fall short in imparting on-the-job skills that the companies are looking for.

This is where Freelancing can help. Freelancing during college days can be a game changer for graduates as they get to work on real projects which help them learn the technical skills while they also learn the soft skills of coordinating with clients, understanding their requirements and delivering stellar results to delight their customers.

To help young graduates stand out in the job market, Inc42 & PayPal are hosting a webinar – Freelancing For Students 101: Upskill For Brighter Career Prospects.

What Will You Learn In This Webinar?

In this webinar, we’ll be talking to a student freelancer Sanyam Bhutani who is a final year Computer Science student at SRM University, Chennai about how his freelancing gigs in Deep learning (part of Machine Learning) is helping him craft a unique career path that he is passionate about, while making money on the side.

We’ll also be talking to V. Chandramouliswaran, Senior Director, Enterprise Data Services at PayPal Chennai on how graduates can use Freelancing as a way to upskill during their college tenure, the opportunity in data and analytics industry and the trends PayPal has seen in the freelancing market.

The best part – you can directly interact and ask questions from Sanyam & Mouli during the live webinar.

Want us to ask your question during the webinar? Add it to the comments section below.

Don’t forget to register for the webinar using the form on this page so we can remind you when we go Live.

About The Guests

Sanyam Bhutani is a final year Computer Science undergrad at SRM University Chennai. He is an active Deep Learning and Computer Vision practitioner and also a self-driving car engineer. He has co-founded init27 Labs, Neuroascent and is currently working on 4 to-be-revealed Machine Learning service platforms.

He has worked on various end-to-end Deep Learning projects, both industrial and research at institutes like ONGC, IIT-Madras and IIT-Roorkee. He is also working with clients across Europe, US, Australia and with Udacity India, Udacity US and Mentorcruise.

V. Chandramouliswaran or Mouli, as he is known is the Senior Director, Enterprise Data Services at PayPal Chennai. He joined PayPal in 2009 and he comes with over 15 years of experience in the FinTech industry and leads the data team in the Global Governance Risk and Compliance organization.

Prior to PayPal, he has worked with Spark Capital India, where he developed quantitative trading strategies for a prop desk, and with American Express India, where he worked on Loyalty Analytics for the U.S cards market. He holds a PhD in Statistics from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Masters in Science, Applied Statistics from Bowling Green State University and both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Statistics from Loyola College, Chennai.

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