You just graduated. You have a plan to get to your dream job. You decide to start slow. But tell me, would you like to join a startup fresh out of college as opposed to a well-established, revenue-generating, high-profile company?
Why Should DU Invite More Startups during Internship/Placement Season?
DU students have created startups like We-Convert, 3Dexters, HelloMeal, and Spamster. You are asking for reasons to consider joining one. Well, here they are!
- More Responsibilities Equals Hands-On Experience
Startups have limited personnel. There is no ‘watch today, do later’ attitude there. You’ve to figure out tasks you’ve never committed before. Thus, you learn more than you could ever have gained by merely observing.
- Firsthand Participation Translates into Bigger Opportunities
A Future Workplace Survey says 91% millennials expect to switch jobs within three years. Another NACE Job Outlook Survey says that employers seek leadership, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and work ethic primarily.
In a startup, you juggle different responsibilities, long to-do lists, and inherent risks. Whenever you switch, this versatility makes you the better candidate.
- Tough Supervision Means Improved Resilience
Startups are small, close-knit units. Credit, as well as backlash, comes easy because your work is visible. Thus, you learn to find solutions, endure, and tackle tricky scenarios.
- Opportunities Seem Endless
Startup remuneration is often inadequate. But, they offer chances to grow. You get to branch out, learn new skills, try them in real-case scenarios. You discover the significance of hard work, tenacity, creative thinking, accountability, and personal ownership.
- And There Is Free Food
And an enthusiastic environment, chilled-out colleagues, determined teams, and the excitement of accomplishment.
Startups versus Fancy Industry Jobs-There’s No Winner, so Choose Carefully
Between a corporate job and a startup one, people tend to flock to the former. And why not?
You crave job security. High-end companies will pay you well enough. They’ll offer additional benefits.
In startups, the working hours are ridiculous. So is the pay. There is minimal room for error. And you can’t tell if or when the newfound company will run out of capital and shut down. In fact, 25%-30% of backed up startups fail, says the National Venture Capital Association.
But, when Startups flourish, and you tag along from the beginning, you gain tremendous experience via hours and hours of innovation, brainstorming and active participation. You learn your limits and capabilities. These help you build an exceptional career.
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