Beyond academic credentials, employers are
looking for candidates who have acquired experience and achieved success in the
workplace. Completing one or more internships is one way in which you can
acquire this experience. There are many benefits to
participating in an internship. Regardless of whether or not your academic
program requires one, internship experience is highly valued by employers.
Consider these internship
|Make informed career choices:||Increase employability:||Gain educational advantages:|
|Try out a career||Obtain experience employers value||Apply theory in the real world|
|Gain firsthand knowledge of an employer||Increase your competitive advantage||Develop new skills|
|Obtain professional mentors and references||Gain negotiating leverage||Earn academic credit|
|Develop realistic career goals and expectations|| || |
“Aptitudes don’t necessarily become obvious unless there are
opportunities to use them.” ~Sir Ken Robinson
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