Why didn’t I take up the internship at GQ?
It’s been a year since I applied for a job at the British GQ and everyone has been asking me why I didn’t take up the internship. For those of you who don’t know me, I made a creative resume to apply for a post that didn’t exist and managed to bag a work placement. My resume has been listed as one of the most creative resumes by various media companies. Some of them include — BBC, ABC, Global News, Mashable, Buzzfeed, Telegraph etc.
For any Indian student to take up a course in UK and survive, it would cost you a minimum of Rs.30,00,000. Breaking it down -
Tuition fee — Rs.15L-17L Accommodation — Rs.7.5L Food, Travel and other expenses — 3L+
My mom and dad were ready to support me but it really didn’t make any sense to spend money on further studies and we all know the problems with the UK and it’s work visa. GQ wasn’t ready to provide a work visa and I was not ready to bear the expenses, especially to work in a country where the job opportunities for Non-EU residents are the least. I did my research and it looked like most of the students after studying in the UK were getting back to their home city or join their dad’s business and this was definitely not something I was looking forward to.
I was still ready to take up that risk but I could not leave my hustle, My startup — YourPitchh, which is an Infographic resume building platform for anyone who’s looking to present their profile in a creative way. This October YourPitchh will be turning 2 and I’m glad that I didn’t give up on this idea.