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Why intern?

Some academic departments require their students to participate in an internship. If your department does not require an internship, you should still consider one. Here are just a few ways an internship can help you:

  • Explore career options related to your interest, values, skills, and personality
  • Gain professional skills and self-confidence
  • Gather insight into a particular industry or organizational culture
  • Develop related work experience and apply classroom learning
  • Establish connections and build a network of contacts

Quick Stats...

  • On average, more than 72.7% of students were offered a job after completing their internship.
  • 42% of employers offer higher starting salaries to new college graduates who have interned.
  • 2/3 of employers of college grads said they paid those who had internship experience about 9% more than those that did not intern.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers

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