A good internship experience makes you a better job candidate
As one would expect, recent research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) proves that students with internship experience are significantly more likely to get hired after college than peers lacking internship experience. NACE’s research also shows that students with internship experience tend to have much higher starting salaries than students without such experience. Here are 11 specific reasons why internship experience in college is so essential for career success after graduation.
- Internships demonstrate initiative. Every employer (or graduate school) wants “go-getters.” Given that internships are usually not required in college, such experience will prove that you are proactive about career development.
- Internships help you learn more about yourself. Through an internship, you can gain clarity on your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Equally important, you can also learn what you don’t enjoy doing.
- Internships enhance your resume. Worried about having a solid resume? Internship experience can…
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