The Value of Internship

October 18th, 2016

If you’re in your sophomore year of college or higher, it’s time to secure an internship. They can make a significant difference in your future career. Here’s how:

You Will Gain Experience.

Experience is one of the most valuable parts of having an internship. While you’ve likely studied your career of choice extensively, nothing can prepare you for it like working in the field can. You can often learn more in a few weeks of work than you did in an entire year of school, just because you will be immersed in the actual job itself. This experience will help you secure other jobs and be more marketable as an employee in the future.

You Will Work as Part of a Team.

Working as part of a team is a valuable part of having an internship. You will learn how to work well with others, as well as pick up tips and skills from your new colleagues. Regardless of how much you studied in school, you need to be able to get along with your colleagues; having an internship will show your future employers that you’re able to work as part of a team.

You Will Have Opinions about What Didn’t Work.

Internships are a great low-pressure way to find out what doesn’t work for you. You have the freedom to try out multiple internships with different companies to make comparisons about what you like or don’t like regarding company culture, tasks, management, etc. The best part is that you’re able to do it with no strings attached so you can change to a new company when your internship is over without any penalty.

If you understand the importance of finding an internship while you’re in college but don’t know where to start, contact Olympic Staffing. We would be happy to help you find that perfect fit for you and your future career goals and aid you in the process of taking that next step.

 

 

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