While improved over recent years, the job market remains difficult for recent college graduates. But as it turns out, there is one way to greatly improve your chances of getting a job offer before you walk across the stage to accept your diploma:
Consider these facts, as shown in this infographic from eLearners.com:
- 7 in 10 interns were hired by the company they interned with
- Students with three internships or more were 2x likely to be hired
- Employees who completed internships were far more likely to remain with their employers at both the 1-year and 5-year marks
Yes, internships do have a lasting impact on your career! And many recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers see internships as the new job interview.
For seniors just graduating, it’s never too late. Many employers will take on, and some even prefer, recent grads as interns. For every other college student, remember the new gold rule of internships:
Complete one high-impact internship for every year you spend in college.
Do that… and watch the job offers roll in before graduation!