- 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.