Internships & Volunteerism
The Benefits of Working as an Intern
- Interns gain practical experience in their chosen career fields.
- Internships give students the opportunity to work with qualified professionals.
- Interns have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to actual on-the-job experiences.
- Internships enable students to make important contacts in the business world.
- Some internships provide money for school tuition and expenses.
- Interns establish valuable contacts for letters of reference.
- Interns establish contacts and begin networking for future employment.
- Interns acquire work experience to list on resumes and employment applications.
- Interns develop confidence and learn to interact professionally with peers.
- Interns have a chance to "test" their career interests.
- Internships give students a feeling of responsibility and independence.
- Internships provide students with the opportunity to meet and work with new people in developing interpersonal and communication skills.
- Interns tend to get better grades because they are better able to see the relevancy of coursework to real-world situations.
- Internships enable students to identify his/her strengths and weaknesses.
- Internships help students gain a new perspective on his/her talents.
- Internships foster self-confidence.