It does not really matter if you have a glowing recommendation in your hand, if the very important item, the internship certificate is missing from your resume.
Melissa Benca, director of career services at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City says that today, internships play a major role. “Graduating students with paid or unpaid internships on their résumé have a much better chance at landing a full-time position upon graduation. Students are doing internships as undergraduates, and it is now not unusual for recent grads to take an unpaid internship with hopes of turning it into a permanent position or at least making some contacts and building their résumé”.
Also, there is seen to be a change in the type of work which is expected out of the internee. It has been seen that the employers today are dependent on the interns to fill the gap in the area, which lacks full time workers.
So there is no need for you to be surprised, if you employer asks you to be a part of the meeting for which, you have made coffee in the morning. Internships are in reality are very advantageous since they act like a test drive in a particular career. For people who are confused as in to chose marketing or to go for advertisements, or anything else in that case, internships help them better understand what they need or what are they actually made for.
Furthermore internships also help you build a network of your own, where you begin to know people around you, who may be of tremendous help in the near future.
Sometimes the college too gives you a credit point for your internships in addition to the certification provided by the employers. You can always accumulate some new skills and learn new things. Getting there and facing the new world, which is very different is very important. One has to be prepared to face the real world ahead.
The employers too, have their own thing in it. All the Companies expect a return on their investment when they hire or select trainees and internees. Also the employers have no business in being nice to the students; they hire them as internee and expect a return.
The return can be in the form of a hiring commitment, which talented internee makes or can be in the future, as in experience of choosing people or students as internee’s.
This mutual beneficial relationship between the employer and the internee is seen to be benefiting several sectors of the economy.
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