Thinking about applying for an internship?
Internships are a great opportunity to gain work experience and grow your professional network. Some internships can even count towards college credit (check with your school in advance). You can apply for internships at any point during your college attendance, though it may be better to apply in your junior or senior year if you’re hoping to turn your internship into a job offer. If you are considering applying for internships make sure you start early so you can meet any deadlines on applications.
Still not sold on an internship? Here are some additional benefits:
- Experiencing different workplaces
- Learning from industry professionals
- Understanding the day-to-day of your career path
- Testing what you’ve learned
- Identifying your work style and learning how to collaborate
- Working on projects that matter
Once you’ve landed your internship you may still feel nervous or unsure of yourself. The important thing to remember is that it is a learning process. It’s okay to ask questions and seek help- that’s what you’re there for! Take advantage of the time you have under someone else’s wing to take notes, hone your skills, and be exposed to new ideas.
Start looking for internships here.