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Three skills school students can learn online this summer
As a prospective undergraduate and with the aspiration to pursue your passion, it is essential to gain relevant skills and knowledge. With 1.45 crore students finishing their school in 2018, as per a Business Standard report, the competition is stiff, and thus it is imperative to make yourself stand out from the rest because merit alone won't help you in achieving your goals.

Online training is the perfect medium to upskill yourself or hone skills which you might already possess and that too at the convenience of your home.

To begin with, what is online training?

Unlike the conventional learning in a classroom, online training makes the content available for students digitally. Students can learn online, anywhere and anytime. Instead of using physical copies of books it uses visual content and gamification. It also offers flexibility to help you learn as per your timeline and availability.

We have briefly described the top online trainings you could opt for, irrespective of you being a science, commerce or arts student. The skills and learning will put you a step ahead of your peers and a step closer to your dreams.

1. Business Communication Skills:

A person who has a good command over language makes a lasting impression and it is a quintessential skill to have irrespective of the field of study. Good communication skills aren't just restricted to having proficiency in verbal and written English but also involve interpersonal skills. It is a great training to help put your thoughts and ideas on a paper and express yourself in a more confident way. While applying for colleges and later while looking for internship or job interviews, this is what would make the difference.

2. MS Excel:

Every organisation uses MS Excel for the convenience it offers, and it is one of the most vital tools of MS office with varied uses. It will help you solve complex number problems with ease and put a structure to your work. Students are aware of some of the tools of MS Excel, but the basic knowledge will not suffice to help progress you in your career, proficiency is necessary to make use of all the features it has to offer.

3. Digital Marketing:

A thorough market research and analysis for promoting and selling a product is what constitutes the art of marketing. This skill once attained will help you to understand your audience and reach out to them in the most efficient way. It comprises different segments including email marketing, web analytics, search engine optimisation, social media marketing, and search engine marketing. The learning will be put to the test once you finish your school life and embark on a journey of your own - be it if you wish to join a club in college or organize a fest or start a company of your own. The learning from all these trainings will help you at every step of the way and lay a great foundation for your career. It is essential to realize ones' potential and channelize your energy in doing something productive instead of procrastinating. Why not learn something new that you will cherish for the rest of your lives?

About the Author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and trainings platform.

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