Are you ready for your internship? You'd better be! (Image via India Today)
Why internship is integral for your career pathMost universities require their students to seek internship opportunities during their third academic year. For some students, an internship means more workload ahead. One thing that they rarely consider is that the experience from these internships is important for your portfolio and CV.
Nowadays, to get the experience you need experience. Some companies even require fresh graduates to at least possess half a year experience, that is from their internship period. Therefore, without any doubt, the internship is important to you, and here are other reasons why.
1. INTERNSHIP TEACHES EXPERIENCE RIGHT FROM THE REAL-LIFE SCENARIO
While obtaining experience from an internship, you might also get the lessons you did not get from your university. You are learning about yourselves. When you are taking an internship, you get the chance to learn about the course you are going to take once you have graduated. By taking an internship, you are prepared to face the competitive work environment.
2. INTERNSHIP INTRODUCES YOU TO PROFESSIONALS
The internship is also one of the means for networking. While you are working as an intern, you can also get connected with professionals in your division. Get your phone, open your LinkedIn, and get them connected to you.
3. INTERNSHIP ASSURES FULL-TIME POSITION
Last but not least is the chance for you to go full-time at the company. Take an internship as a “probation” period. Your employers are investing their time, feelings, and energy to train you and to fill you with knowledge applicable to your position. Once your internship period is over, there is a bigger possibility for you to be hired as a full-time employee rather than those who immediately dive in after graduating.
In brief, internship while attending higher study is always exhausting. However, we can guarantee you that the time and hardships you endure during your internship period will be paid off. Not only it trains you in the way the universities cannot, but you will also get used to the work environment and no culture shock!