Transcript'The Instep program via the great support group they gave to me, served as a stepping stone between my life as I know it back home, and my future goals in the rural communities of West Bengal.'
The Instep program was a great chance for me to come to India for the first time and to understand both the business and cultural world of India. The support group Instep gave to me was instrumental in both keeping me comfortable in a new place, as well as showing me the India outside of Infosys campus. One of the friends I made while at Infosys even took me to his family's home in Kerala where, even if it was only for a few days, I experienced the life of an Indian family. This was a very valuable experience for me as my research as a Ph.D. student is to provide rural communities in West Bengal with a cheap and efficient technology for removing Arsenic from water supplies. The Instep program via the great support group they gave to me, served as a 'stepping stone' between my life as I know it back home, and my future goals in the rural communities of West Bengal.
On the technical side of my internship, I found that Infosys is by no means limited by conventional treatment in the same ways that other institutions are. My project mentor mentioned to me something along the lines of we don't just want the state of the art in water treatment, we want the 'state of the state of the art- in water treatment' and in this regard Infosys was a very exciting place to be.
My two months at Instep gave me the best of both worlds. I experienced the duality which is India the rural country side and the IT hub of Bangalore. The cultural and perspective of 1000 year-old society and the emerging market of tomorrow. Tomorrow careers start here.