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SUCHINTAN DAS
SUCHINTAN DAS

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What skills should be learned to earn an internship?

During couple of months, our university is having their placement season ( they are offering internships in place of job offers ). Till now I haven't been provided with any offers in hand.

What do you guys think I should work upon to grab an internship ?

A short brief about me, I am a full stack developer with MERN stack and have till now worked with 4 companies as an intern adding up to 1 year of experience with these stacks.

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Andrew Baisden

My answer would be SQL because as cool as it is to have MERN stack as a title. It does not often lead to a lot of work opportunities in my experience. SQL is still far more popular and this can be confirmed if you search on any job board.

So I would say learn SQL then you can use it as well as NoSQL databases which will increase your luck at finding work. And also fill your GitHub with projects that use that tech stack.

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SUCHINTAN DAS Author

Thanks Andrew , for the suggestion.

I will surely look for SQL resources on internet and get this stack included into my skills.

Should I go for Postgresql for projects selection or PHP and Laravel combo would be good for finding more opportunities. I have seen both these stacks to be highly demanded so a bit confused πŸ€”. And both does fall into nearest stacks I could easily master in small time.

What would be your preference here?

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Andrew Baisden

Personally I would go with PostgreSQL and Node/Python/C#. SQL and PHP go well together though and Laravel is the #1 PHP framework. You already have a JavaScript technical stack though so learning PHP will take more time. However I believe that it's wise for developers to have more than one tech stack.

So if you want to add PHP and Laravel then do it and you can use PostgreSQL across all of those tech stacks.

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SUCHINTAN DAS Author

Thanks Andrew, for the suggestion πŸ‘. I would surely work upon my PHP skills and would have PostgreSQL as my backbone for introducing RDBMS on no sql databases like MongoDB.

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Andrew Baisden

Good strategy.