Companies are now beginning to realize that a strong intern can be the key to their company blooming into a large scale competitor — especially in the tech industry. We are seeing businesses begin to allow interns to actually get their hands dirty and excel doing real work.
What’s the catch, though? Why now?
To better understand this shift in intern treatment, we bring you an excellent infographic from our friends at Who Is Hosting This. This graphic shows how the most powerful figures in business went from intern to CEO, why companies are dishing out more cash for interns and the results.
What are you doing to take yourself from intern, to CEO?
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In days gone by, after your internship you would not only how to make good coffee, you would be worthy of a top spot as a barista at any Starbucks.
But that’s the internship stereotype of the past, when an internship was often regarded as a peon position… a person on whom to dump your unwanted tedious projects and your errands. Now, I say “of the past” because in recent years interns have made strides into becoming recognized as valuable contributors and resources well above and beyond their coffee-making, photocopying, and filing skills…
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in the United States is $53,046. So it may surprise you to learn that several interns earn much more – $75,000+ assuming they were to work a full year. YouTern partner Glassdoor recently revealed its report of the “25 Highest Paying Companies for Interns.” The report sheds light on how much money some companies pay interns. Perhaps more important, the data underscores the current competitive climate among employers for the best, new talent. San Francisco Bay Area-based employers dominate the list, representing 18 of the top 25 companies. In fact,
Congratulations… you’ve learned that securing an internship is vitally important to your career development, and are ready to take action.
However, how to obtain an internship that’s a good fit for you may be a bit unclear.
Incorporate the “Five C’s” of an Internship Search – and bring into focus what’s most important to your career.
I read a few posts recently, with poignant advice, the gist of which covered “Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew In College.”
(If I was the author, however, I’d include a good hangover cure! Just sayin’…)
The subject got me thinking about questions I get from interns, and some of the good advice that would them become more successful in their internships…