Internship Experience at HBS IRC
My main project at the Harvard Business School India Research Centre was to manage and update ShareSite, an online archive of the research cases, and create an inventory. Additionally, I had to gather data, conduct research, create exhibits for certain topics, and create a research brochure for the center.
The internship was a holistic learning experience. I learned that a positive attitude benefits everyone, and that each task should be given its due importance. Initially, managing an online archive seemed like a task of relatively less importance but it ended up being one of my major projects as it supported other projects.
I organized my work effectively through applying Stephen Covey’s time management matrix, which I learned about at Talerang. I had a good professional relationship with the team. Everyone involved wanted my internship to be productive and insightful. The managers took keen interest in assigning high quality projects that gave me the right exposure. I got the perfect opportunity to understand how a research center works.