In today’s diverse and highly competitive work environment, employers are looking for candidates who have acquired experience and achieved success in the workplace. You can develop this experience through one or more internships!
Earn Real Life Experience – Learn valuable new skills outside of a traditional classroom. While exploring your career interests you will be able to simultaneously acquire knowledge of the field, industry and employer.
Develop New Skills – Build your soft, non-technical skills as well has your hard, technical skills. Employers seek new job candidates who are able to mix soft skills, such as communication and leadership, with hard-skills that are associated with the specific skill set required in a job.
Gain Competitive Advantage – Internship experience will likely provide you with an advantage over your non-internship peers when it comes time to apply for jobs upon graduation. Through an internship you can enhance your resume and may have more opportunities for positions once you graduate.
Paid vs. Unpaid Internships – Organizations offer a mix of paid and unpaid internships. In order to be a legal unpaid internship the position must meet requirements established by the U.S. Department of Labor.