International internships are both exhilarating and frightening. But when you get passed the fear, you will be faced with one-of-a-kind opportunity.
You have a chance to build a career in a foreign company or to build a good base for future career opportunities.
An internship experience is a bridge between the sweet ol’ student life and the professional employee! It’s a unique opportunity to taste-test a work environment before you actually commit and, of course, it’s an opportunity to experience the ‘real world.’ Here are few things to keep in mind if you’re looking to turn your internship experience into a career.
According to the Wall Street Journal, about 72% of interns received offer letters at the end of their internships up from 58.9% in 2015.
So how did they do it?
Well, maybe they were just lucky. But we think they probably followed some of the rules you’re about to read…
With just 16.6% of seniors having received a job offer as of April 15, the paid internship is more important than ever before. According to a recent study conducted by InternMatch, students with a paid internship are three times more likely to have job offers than students with unpaid internships. Of course, this means that there’s a very good chance you’re a recently-graduated senior who is doing a paid internship in the hopes it will lead to a full-time position. This also means you’re sniffing out any potential sign of how you’re doing. In hopes of uncovering some signs I may have missed, I asked some of my previous internship managers and bosses what changes occur when their intern is doing a particularly good job.
A Summer internship is a fantastic way to put the skills you’ve learned in the classroom into good use. A summer internship will boost your CV, give you the chance to build lasting professional connections, and could potentially lead you into an incredible full-time job offer.
Internships are no longer about temporary summer help at the office. Instead, they’ve become proving grounds for future employees. Think of it as an extended interview. In this case, a 400 hour interview!