Choose Your Internship Wisely
You’ve done the university cap and gown parade. You received your diploma and picked an elegant frame for your new bachelors degree. Now what?
You need to find gainful employment. If you have planned well, you also have internships under your belt and maybe even a potential job offer waiting for you. Excellent!
An internship can help steer you in the right career direction and could mean getting the job you want after college.
Just starting college and confused about what direction you should take? Take note, internships can be a leg-up on selecting a career that is right for you as well as a head start in the career you choose. Discovering what environment, types of work and people surround the industry and job you wish to pursue is definitely a major perk of owning up to an internship.
Finding an internship is not as difficult as some make it out to be. Most universities and college campus’s house a job or career office, acting as a center of information for you to take advantage of. Do exactly that! Visit the center often to locate information on upcoming any available internships you are interested in.
Utilize the tools and resources already established to investigate potential careers, companies and plan for your future.
Another great resource is social networking. Though individuals get frustrated by the slowness, lagged connections and other conflicts with social networking websites, use them to their fullest potential. Network with other individuals in your industry and potentially find a position within a company or organization they are affiliated with.
Arguments have been made against internships, especially those without pay or other methods of compensation. However, excluding the financial situation often referenced with internships, internships are an important step in the education process – you find out more about yourself and the path you want to take after graduation.
[tags]internship, education, university, college, career, job[/tags]
August 9, 2006 Wednesday at 8:00 am