After college students complete an internship, many hope they receive for an offer for a full-time gig. After all, they’ve researched the company, put in some time, and learned the ropes.
Employers often feel the same way. From their perspective: why go through a lengthy candidate search when they already have a known quantity right in front of them?
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…
If you’ve visited online job boards lately, you’ve probably noticed most companies have high expectations. Nowadays, it’s practically required that you already have some professional experience before landing an entry-level job after graduation. A popular way to gain valuable experience is to complete a quality internship. But to compete well in today’s marketplace you need multiple internships.
Before you near the end of your college years and join the workforce, you’ll likely find many types of temporary opportunities available. In fact, you may need to choose: internship or freelance position. Of course, both internships and freelance opportunities have their benefits. Either of these trial jobs can be the turning points that put you solidly above your competitors when seeking full-time positions. But which path is right for you and your career? The Difference Between an Internship and a Freelance Position Before we dive in, it’s important to note that there is some overlap between interns and freelancers, depending
Many college seniors expect to have a full-time job waiting for them after graduation. And a brand new car. And keys to a top-floor apartment with a view.
But if you’re planning to graduate this semester, get ready for a major reality check…
Many colleges, by putting a cap on college credits earned for internships or by refusing to offer credits, seem to be throwing up roadblocks for students who want to gain hands-on experience. putting a cap on college credits earned for internships, or refusing to offer credits at all, this is creating a negative impact on students.
But there’s an issue these institutes of higher education don’t seem to be taking into consideration: many employers are still making the earning of college credit mandatory when offering the internship…