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What are the various Types of Rewards that can be earned by a student? 


Live Project & Internship Completion Certificates:

  • Live Project Certificates are given to students to complete a Live Project successfully as per all the targets or performance parameters assigned. It helps a student to highlight their real life corporate experiences along with Recommendations & Ratings on their Knowledge, Skills & Attitude.

  • Internship Certificates are similarly given to students who successfully complete a full-time internship of 6 weeks or more with us. During this Internship, students get the opportunity to work with multiple client partners. Internship Certificates, therefore, along with the KSA Ratings & Recommendations come with the details of the exact achievements of the students for all the all the client partner projects they have worked on.


Certificates of Excellence (COEs):

  • Certificates of Excellence are additional certificates awarded to students when they achieve specific performance parameters or specific tasks beyond the scope of their project.

LinkedIn Recommendations:

  • LinkedIn Recommendations are provided by Project Managers on a Student’s LinkedIn Profile once a student has attained High Performer status.

Receive 125% Stipend:

  • Students who achieve the “High Performer” status will become eligible to get 125% of the stipend amount earned by them.


How Do these Rewards Help a Student in the long term? 


Such Rewards & Recognitions help a student to stand out in the crowd in more than one way!

  • While your friends might have LinkedIn profiles, you will be one of the rare few to have Professional Recommendations on your profile.

  • Get noticed during placement interviews via your Certificates of Excellence which specify the skills that you demonstrated and the output that you achieved.

  • Earn more money with higher stipend rates!


How can a Student Win/ Earn these Rewards? 


Given below is the Table enlisting all the Rewards and their Corresponding achievement parameters. This will help students to understand what they are required to do in order to win/ earn these Rewards:


Rewards & Certificates that can be Earned

Performance Parameters to be Achieved by Student to Earn the Corresponding Reward

Universal Rewards

Live Project Certificate

Any student who completes any Live Project on successfully (as per the Expected Output of the project) is provided a Live Project Completion Certificate against that project.

Internship Certificate

Any student who completes an Internship with (a Full-Time 6 or more weeks engagement) successfully as per the Expected Output of the various Client Partner projects they work on, is provided an Internship Certificate.

Target/ Output Specific Rewards

Certificate of Excellence - Consistent Output

Has regularly achieved their Daily/ Weekly Run Rates & Targets Given

Certificate of Excellence - Speedy Execution

Has done an extraordinarily large number within a very short period of time (such as in a Single Day or Over a Weekend)

Has completed the Assigned Targets/ Milestones much before the Deadline

Certificate of Excellence - Surplus Output

Has overachieved the Total Target or Weekly Target assigned by almost 150%

Certificate of Excellence - Highest Output

Has achieved the highest among all working students within the week/ month/ internship period/ etc.

Certificate of Excellence - Positive Growth in Output

Has shown significant improvement in output from within a specified time period (Day to Day/ Week to Week/ Month to Month)

Certificate of Excellence - Consistent Growth in Output

Has shown consistent improvement in output from one week to the next till the end of the project/ internship duration

Certificate of Excellence - Maximum Growth in Output

Has shown over 200% growth in output from one week to the next or with a specified time period

Certificate of Excellence - Outstanding Quality of Output

Has an Approval Rate of 90% to 100% or a Rejection Rate below 10%

Certificate of Excellence - Star Performer

Has shown exeptional performance in multiple parameters - Has overachieved the targets + Achieved the same before the deadline + Quality of work done or approval rates are good.

Extraordinary Performance Rewards

Director's Recommendation

Has shown Extraordinary Excellence and is a clear outlier (within the OysterConnect student universe) in terms of Achieving Huge Numbers, Skills, Initiative, Attitude, etc.

Eligibility for the 125% Stipend Amount

Has been assigned the "High Performer" Status basis their Achievements in one or more of our Projects/ Internships

LinkedIn Profile Recommendation from Project Manager @

Has been assigned the "High Performer" Status basis their Achievements in one or more of our Projects/ Internships

Skills/ Task Specific Rewards

Certificate of Excellence - Research & Analysis

Has spent extra time & efforts in doing Secondary Research/ Data Validation/ Data Fixing on a large amount of data, OR, Has contributed to collecting and analyzing important data from client partners as per assigned parameters

Certificate of Excellence - Strategy Implementation

Has assisted in carrying our new process/ project pilots & provided effective feedback to help us understand or tweak project processes

Certificate of Excellence - Strategic Training Support

Has helped the OysterConnect team by creating videos or documents for project training - Such as Field Demos/ Tutorials/ Vendor Interaction Demo, etc.

Certificate of Excellence - Mentorship

Has been able to teach & train a fellow student/project intern and enabled him/ her to successfully complete their targets

Certificate of Excellence - Team Management

Has exhibited Leardership & Team Handling capabilities by taking up the initiative of managing a group of fellow interns and leading everyone towards successful completion of their targets.


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