Getting an internship while you are student can help you in so many ways! Not only will you apply the skills you are learning in the classroom but you will also learn what work environments are the right fit for you. Not sure what an internship is or where to find one? Read below!
"Students with at least one paid internship made $15,000 - $20,000 more in their starting salary than those with no internship experience."
"When choosing between two equally qualified candidates, having internship experience is the most influential factor for employers."
"81% of graduates report that internships helped them either shift their career direction or better choose classes for their future."
What's an internship anyway?
Internships can take many forms -part-time or full-time, single or repeat experiences, paid or unpaid. Due to this, it's understandable that there is confusion about the difference between an internship, part-time job, or volunteering. The major distinction is that an internship has learning objectives or goals that serve as the foundation for the position. An internship should apply what you have learned in the classroom to a professional setting and, as a result, you'll gain skills, and/or in-depth knowledge of a particular industry.