Why Apply for an Internship?

Why Internships?

  • Real World Experience
    • Apply classroom learning
    • Gain professional skills and self-confidence
  • Resume Builder
    • Develop related work experience
  • Networking Opportunities
    • Establish connections and build a network of contacts
  • Test Drive a Career
    • Explore career options related to your interest, values, skills, and personality
    • Gather insight into a particular industry or organizational culture


Stats You Need to Know

  • Interns are 70% more likely to be hired as full-time employees with a company
  • Graduates who enter the workforce with at least one internship under their belt earn about $11,400 more than those who don’t
  • Students with internships make a quicker transition from college to career and are nearly twice as likely to receive a job offer when they graduate
  • 91% of employers use social media networks to screen prospective employees
  • Employers typically look as a resume for just 5 – 20 seconds
  • More than 90% of resumes are searched for job-specific words
  • 2/3 of employers of college grads said they paid those who had internship experience about 9% more than those that did not intern
  • 66% of employers believe interview performance and relevant work experience are the most important factors in their hiring decisions—far more significant than strong academic performance.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Employers cite internships as the top thing they look for in applicants. Why? They want employees with real world experience
  • Internships help you gain professional skills and self-confidence.
  • Internships show you how your classroom learning applies to actual situations.
  • Internships help you develop a professional network of industry contacts and potential employers.
    • Internships often lead to full-time job offers.
    • Through an internship, you can explore career options and identify what fits your interests, values, skills, and personality.

What employers look for in college graduates
Percent Who Receive Job Offers 
Transition from College to Career