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The Importance of Internships in College Education

Sep 25, 2019

THE IMPORTANCE OF internships in college education

I see your GPA’s superb. But do you have any fundamental idea of the way our industries work?” - Interviewer

INTRODUCTION

Before we delve straight into our topic, we would like to throw a bit of light on the previous question - one that is quite common and annoying at the same time.
How would you have the experience of a job when you don’t even have any? After all you are a fresher with only knowledge but no job experience.
But then what can you do about it? Is there a way to get the odds in your favor when these questions crop up right out of the blues?

The answer is COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS.

Internships Provide Real Life Exposure And Experience To Students

Internships can help you gain a first-hand exposure to working in the real world.

You may be a brilliant student with an extraordinary academic performance, but it's also true that all of your academic knowledge may not always translate well into your working life. Your academic field and the professional field are vastly different from one another. Internships can thus, play a vital role in getting you that dream job of yours.

Internships Can Help You Create A Network In The Professional World

Your interactions are the only things that count in making a connection, and internships give you the opportunity to do exactly that in the professional field long before you even enter 

Internships Can Help You Learn More About Yourself

Your internships will not only contribute to your personal development, but it would also give you the platform to know yourself better.

Ask yourself these questions at the beginning of your internship:

  • Is this the job you had always wanted?
  • If you really did, are you really prepared enough?
  • Is it possible for you to make a difference in the world as an employee of this company in case you are hired?

You will get all these questions answered in the end.

Internship Stipends Can Also Not Be Taken For Granted

We all know the pains of our college lives. Funds running low, loans left to be paid. Such monetary pressure can get pretty claustrophobic. Most professional organization can ease up this pressure by their lucrative stipend internship offerings.

Conclusion

Internships can offer you the greatest opportunity to transition into a full-time employee. So why don’t you opt for the same? Better be safe than be sorry.

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Summary

You may be a brilliant student with an extraordinary academic performance, but it's also true that all of your academic knowledge may not always translate well into your working life. Your academic field and the professional field are vastly different from one another. Internships can thus, play a vital role in getting you that dream job of yours.

Sudipto Das

Sudipto writes educational content periodically for MyPrivateTutor Singapore and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He's an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He's got more than 5 years of experience in digital marketing, SEO and graphic designing.

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