All About Fellowships!
Fellowships are an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Fellowships often provide you the resources and support to pursue your life goals! Fellowship programs can be designed to support a range of activities including graduate study in a specific field, research to advance work on a particular issue, developing a new community-based organization or opportunities to give back. Some of the better known fellowships in India include the Young India Fellowship, Teach For India Fellowship, LAMP Fellowship, Prime Minister’s Rural Fellowship, Gandhi Fellowship, Swasth Bharat Preraks, SBI Youth Fellowship amongst others.
Let us understand the need for such fellowships in our country:
- Develop your skills: Fellowships can help you develop yourself by pushing you outside your comfort zone. You will hone your communication and leadership skills. Many programs where you are immersed in a community or school will also improve your public speaking, presentation, analytical, and decision-making abilities. They will also provide you the opportunity to meet diverse people from across the country and learn from their backgrounds and experiences.
- Create an impact : A fellowship is often a way for you to make a difference in a structured manner. For example, Teach For India fellows work in low income schools, impacting their students on a daily basis. They also complete a project in the surrounding communities, leaving lasting impact for the families there. Similarly, Swasth Bharat Preraks, an initiative taken by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Tata Trusts are given projects in districts of various states to improve the state of nutrition and health. If you believe in bringing a change and learning at the same time, fellowships can be a rewarding experience!
- Earn while you learn: Most Fellowships are paid. Professional fellowships are funded by a wide range of organizations including foundations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, universities, media, and corporations. It will add value to the community and and yet you will be ensured a stipend in most cases.
That being said, fellowships are short-term opportunities focusing on professional development of the fellows. Therefore, one needs to have a clear plan of action post the fellowship. The screening and selection process might depend on the fellowship. For example, Teach For India (an offshoot of the global Program, Teach for America) has three stages. It requires filling an application form and online test post which is a telephonic interview and finally an in-person assessment. Similarly, Young India Fellowship includes an application along with the resume followed by a reference check as provided by the candidate. So give it a try and as long as you’re driven, it’s a great way to give back to the nation!
Talerang’s copyrighted curriculum was researched as a project Harvard Business School. Our training methodology integrates Harvard cases, proprietary assessments, interaction with guest speakers, industry exposure and personal mentoring for holistic professional development. Our programs offer exclusive opportunities to work with over 250 of the best companies in India including the Aditya Birla Group, Foxymoron, Teach For India, Mahindra Group, Avaana Capital, Z3 Capital and more. Our team is from McKinsey, Citigroup, KPMG, ZS Associates and our Panels include CEOs of top companies. Students get dedicated mentors and interact with industry stalwarts from our Young Leaders Panel and Senior Panel. Our Future CEOs alumni also get to access a network that is a close knit community of close to 1000 Future CEOs who are advised by young industry leaders and a panel of industry stalwarts.
Modeled on global best-practices
Talerang’s programs are different from regular trainings and courses due to the international approach to learning and the international curriculum. During the research at Harvard Business School, we interacted with Year UP, a U.S. based organization solving a similar problem. We further refined our learnings by visiting 100+ colleges and partnering with 250+ corporates who defined our training curriculum.
Our research shows that 6 key competencies - self-awareness, life vision, communication, working smart, first impressions and bridge to career help young talent succeed. Additionally, jobs of the future require a combination of 14 skills including research, analytics, digital marketing, finance, strategy, coding, communication and design. We ensure that you are learning in a planned and structured manner with a focus on being relevant for jobs of the future.
Proven track record
Talerang gets applications from close to 100+ premier colleges across India and has several rounds of selection. Our highly selective cohorts are academically bright, have demonstrated leadership and volunteered to impact their communities. Our previous students are articulate all-rounders including national level swimmers, debaters, festival organizers, entrepreneurs and performers. Over 4 years, we have placed 99% of our students and our proud that over 90% of them have been consistently rated as work-ready, with over 50% been given call-back offers for full-time jobs! The jobs and internships we provide are premium with a focus on quality.
As special projects, we have been invited by research teams from Stanford and Harvard to conduct trainings on their behalf and also been the organization of choice for pre-placement training for IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras in an official capacity. From Tata Trusts to Trilegal, various corporates have also invited us to on-board their entry-level hires.