Somehow I blinked and it was August… the home stretch of summer.
And if you’re one of the many who chose to spend the last several weeks as an intern – doing meaningful work and gaining great experience (let’s hope) – that means that its soon time to say good-bye…
Fresh out of college, most recent grads find themselves facing one heck of a conundrum: They can’t get experience until they have experience.
Perhaps rightfully so, no one wants to hire someone completely green. But this leaves the newcomers to the “real world” up the creek without the proverbial paddle. The answer? Internships.
It’s not too late to land an internship – even for summer. There are still quite a few available… but don’t wait!
This message is for all the runners-up and procrastinators who know how valuable internships are, but still haven’t landed one – yet.
If you need a push on applying, consider that 60 percent of students who worked a paid internship received at least one job offer last year. This, compared to 36 percent of those with no internships on their resume.
Summer is coming, which means warmer temperatures, longer days, and of course…summer internships.
According to NACE, 60 percent of paid internships turn into full-time gigs. Clearly, internships are a valuable portion of your background, whether you’re a college student or a professional looking to get started in a new industry.
So, what are some do’s and don’ts for summer internships?
There may be snow on the ground in some parts of the country, but summer, and summer internships, will be here quicker than we realize. Maybe too quick!
Now, before your summer internship search begins, is a good time to evaluate yourself, your goals, and ultimately what you hope to achieve during your internship experience. An excellent place to start: creating a set of “Great Expectations” for before, during and after the internship…