In an effort to create a more equitable pool of opportunities for students in India and prepare them for their career journey, Monster launched Zuno, the early career platform. It has already emerged as one of India’s leading platforms for paid internships and jobs. To provide opportunities at a large scale to students, Zuno has launched the ’Zuno Fellowship’ programme. As one of the country’s largest fellowship programmes, it offers students the opportunity to upskill themselves and add premium internship tags that will help them in being recognised and hired by top companies. The fellowship will give students the chance to win rewards worth over 10 crores annually. The first edition of the fellowship is scheduled to be launched on 27th August 2022, offering candidates a chance to upskill, win cash prizes and brand rewards.
Speaking on the initiative, Sekhar Garisa, CEO, Monster.com said, “Monster has always been keen on ensuring that the youth of today have sufficient resources and access to an equal head start in life, regardless of their location. Helping every student find their best first job is the vision with which we built Zuno and started the Fellowship programme. Scouting talent from even the most remote corners of the country to bring them to the forefront of India Inc., the programme aims to empower youth with the best internship opportunities to better their abilities. Currently, we are expecting over 3,00,000 college students from across the nation to participate in the Zuno Fellowship Programme, offering them a fair chance to be recognised by top companies while giving organisations the opportunity to find the best talent.”
Zuno by Monster strives to provide paid internships and job opportunities for students and freshers in India. With the goal of assisting every new graduate in finding the best first job possible, the portal features openings for desirable internship opportunities with leading companies in India. During the first couple of months of operations, more than 600 of the top organisations of the country have already started hiring interns from the platform.
The fellowship is open to candidates between the ages of 17 – 25, who are currently pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Based on their performance on the aptitude test and panel interview, at least 280 applicants will have the opportunity to earn a variety of cash and non-cash rewards including free courses from India’s leading edtech platforms. The winners will be further divided into three cohorts, with the platinum winners bagging awards worth INR 1,50,000, gold winners netting rewards worth INR 40,000, and the silver winners securing rewards up to INR 15,000 each. In addition, all applicants who successfully complete the test will receive a participation certificate and rewards worth INR 2,000. Besides this, the programme will include a series of events such as panel discussions with key industry leaders and a CV Portfolio Workshop for participants. There will be around 3,000 winners annually, and the fellowship will give students a leg up early in their careers.