Internships are the most comprehensive and prestigious form of experiential learning. And they’re great for making career decisions. In many organizations, interns are vital contributors to day-to-day business. You’ll be given a variety of responsibilities to hone your technical and transferable skills, and you’ll probably know within a matter of weeks if you’re enjoying the work—or if you need to rethink your career plans.
Consider the following statistics, which come from the National Association of Colleges & Employers:
- 58% of interns will be converted into full-time hires with their internship employers
- Intern-to-full-time conversions are expected to increase almost 10% in 2014
- 61% of interns received full-time job offers after their internship experience
- More than 40% of new college hires come directly from an employer’s internship pool
Having an internship gives you an incredible advantage when it comes time to finding full-time work. So start your search for internships as early as your freshman year. It’s a great way to break into tough industries, and an even better way to start making professional contacts.
Your career advisor can help!
Ready to begin the search from home? Head over to myJobs, your all-access pass to local and national internships, part- and full-time job postings, work-study positions, and more.
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Summer Internship Housing Grant Application
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