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24
Aug

Scott (Canada)

Scott recently finished an internship at Grant Thornton in Chennai. Scott made lots of friends and was able to participate “hands on” in Accounting, including doing an audit on-site at a major Indian enterprise. He made a great impression at GT as well, with several of his colleagues coming to the airport to see him off, and his managing partner

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9
Jul

What is the electricity in India?

In India, the electricity is 220V (like in the UK, not the US) and most of the plugs are round pins. If you have gadgets with square pins or US style plugs, you will need an adaptor. Most computer power supplies are switchable (read the box, and it will say 110-220) and you can plug them in straight away, but

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8
Jul

How much money should I change at the airport? How much foreign money should I bring?

Don’t change any money at the airport! Typically the airport foreign exchange (Forex) rates and commissions are much worse than what you’ll get in-town or at an ATM. ConnectInc recommends bringing a minimum of foreign currency, for example, Euros 100, GBP100, or US$200.  You’ll need enough to exchange in an emergency, and to get you home from the airport once you’ve flown back

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8
Jul

Excursions from Bangalore

Mysore is a great weekend out from Bangalore, with good train and bus service, or, you can rent a car-with-driver for about $45 per day including fuel. Mysore is definitely worth a visit, to the Palace, Tipu Sultan’s summer home, and the Chamundi Hills (the Brindavan Gardens are a bit of a tourist trap and can be skipped). If you don’t

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6
Jul

ConnectInc News – 7 July Edition

July in India – it’s pretty warm! As you can see from the cover, our newsletter took a quick 2 week break to Istanbul in honor of Ramadan, but we got back just in time to celebrate 4th of July, America’s independence day with Chennai interns! Congrats to the USA women’s world cup soccer team, champions 5-2 over Japan. We’re

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2
Jun

ConnectInc News – “Summer Heat” Edition

It’s June, which means if you can’t beat the heat by moving to high plains Bangalore, take shelter like intern Thomas and our team member Sadhana in our cool cafe cover photo. This week, we’re welcoming heaps of interns to India – scroll down for a first hand account. We also want to wish Telengana, India’s 29th state, Happy Birthday!

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1
Jun

What vaccinations should I get for India?

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure that your standard vaccinations are up to date. The university health services is typically the best (and cheapest) place to get your shots. We recommend for Hep A, Hep B, and Typhoid in addition to tetanus, MMR, etc. (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india). India is a malaria-watch country and we strongly recommend taking anti-malaria pills

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27
May

Will I be placed at a Fortune 500 company?

Probably not! Fortune 500 is a ranking of US companies. The largest Indian companies like Tata, Arcelor-Mittal, Infosys, etc. will therefore not be in the Fortune 500. We place based on a number of different factors, taking into account your skills, interests, and qualifications, the requirements of the company, and available slots. Our placements range from Deloitte and UBS to

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19
May

ConnectInc News – 19 May 2015 Edition

This week, India flaunts it’s “soft power” with a Modi Invasion of China. Those 2 fingers he’s holding up stand for $22 billion in deals between China and India. Last newsletter we were grateful that our alumni Sam, currently in Nepal, made it safely through the quakes. Here’s a description from one of Sam’s friends of the volunteer work: We wanted to go to

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3
May

ConnectInc News – Mayday Edition

This week, in India and around the world, we celebrate a 3 day weekend on behalf of the worker – May Day! We also join with Nepal on a different kind of Mayday. In a remarkable display of reverse-corruption, ministers and members of parliment have donated their May salaries to the earthquake relief effort. Bihar and Sikkim states in India suffered

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