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Considering an Internship?
Benefits of an Internship
If you’re considering an internship, here are several reasons it could be a great option for you.
- You’re not sure what you want to do
Internships are a great way to learn more about a company or career field. You’ll gain valuable experience while getting an insider’s perspective on the industry. In a sense, an internship is like a tryout – you can always switch fields if you don’t like it.
- You need to build your resume
How many times have you seen jobs that you don’t qualify for due to a lack of work experience? Internships help you gain experience, build your resume, and learn on the job.
- You can grow your network
When you’re interning, you’re meeting new people who are already established in their careers. The relationships you build will add to your personal network, and they can be great references throughout your career. Remember, it’s usually “who” you know more than “what” you know.
- You’ll learn new things
Since many internships are low-paid positions, companies will invest more in training and development. Companies want to see their interns succeed. Even if they can’t pay interns much, companies want their interns to have a good experience.
- You’ll be on the inside
Sometimes getting your foot in the door is the hardest part of the job search. Many internships turn into full-time jobs … employers use intern programs to test drive future employees too.
- You’ll develop a portfolio of work
Internships provide the opportunity to produce work that you can show to potential employers. And as you work on projects, you get input from professionals in your field, which can help you develop your abilities.