Internship/Job Mela 2014 by POCC/CSI-Pune

It’s back! The Pune Open Coffee Club (POCC) and The Computer Society of India, Pune Chapter (CSI) are organizing an internship mela again!

This mela is different! Here you will not meet the same old large corporations, but will meet up with Pune’s rocking startups!

The internship mela is on 18th Jan 2014, from 10am to 5pm at Millenium School, Karvenagar.

What’s so great about that?

Students: You don’t find so many startups in one place, at one time, all accessible to interact with you!

Startups: You get to meet a bunch of enthusiastic students from MCA, BCA, BE, and MBA, who are ready to work as interns at your great company, or would love to work with you on a long term basis too! Last year, there were 770 students!

Why work with startups?

Startups are cool. Startups are where the action is. The experience that you would get in a startup in a few months, would be better than what you would get from large corporations in a few years. In startups, you get an exposure to the various moving parts of a company – coding, testing, admin, HR, marketing… you name it! More than all of this, you get to work directly with founders of the company, who will one day make it very big (like Google, Twitter?).

What do startups want from me?

Life at startups can be very exciting – but you need to be prepared to give more than 100%. Many startups work on cutting edge technologies, and there is going to be a huge learning curve for you, to be able for you to meaningfully contribute to the company. So, it requires dedication, patience and a positive attitude.

I’m game. Am I eligible? Plus, when and where is the fair?

If you are pursuing your B.E, M.C.A, M.C.M, B.C.A, M.C.S, B.C.S or M.B.A, and want to / need to pursue your internship, then you are eligible. Great, right? The fair is on 18th January from 10am to 5pm. The venue is Millennium National School, 18 Hill Side, Karvenagar, Pune – 411052. The directions are at:

What are startups expected to do there?

Get marketing material – lots of it. Visiting cards, leaflets and what not. Get banners – you will have one table of size 3ftx4ft for you. Get a laptop with a running PPT. Come with your mind prepared to be asked the same question a hundred times over, from 10am to 5pm. Stay for the whole duration – you never know when you might find the correct match. You can also interact with other startups to grow your network and see if you can find some synergy!

This must be costing a bomb?!

NO! This event is totally FREE of cost for students. However, prior registration is mandatory (and you have to arrange for your own food!).

For startups: the cost is Rs. 600 (to ensure that only serious companies participate – includes lunch and tea for two, and one electrical point.)

How do I register for the event?

After you register, you can follow the updates for the event on

What do I need to do or bring along?

Get your resume along (d-uh!). Here is the format for the event:

  • The event starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. Come anytime in between.
  • Startups have been allocated spaces in the venue, and you are expected to go talk to them.
  • Startups will convince you why they are cool. You need to tell them why you are cool too!
  • Done! Go back with a great feeling of having interacted with Pune’s rocking startup community!

Short and sweet right?

Whom do I contact if I have any questions?

Join the POCC mailing list on, and ask away!

About Pune Open Coffee Club

With over 10000 members, the Pune Open Coffee Club is the largest forum for startups and entrepreneurs in Pune. It is an open forum, and anyone can join for free. See the PoCC website for more details.

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