Internships are a valuable part of the college experience. This “on the job” education enables you to get a feel for a future profession without the commitment of a career. Plus, they provide the opportunity to gain valuable work experience before graduating from college.
What is an internship?
Internships are typically comprised of college or university students who work for a company in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than classroom teaching. Internship opportunities usually vary with the level of responsibilities and duties assigned. They may be paid or unpaid, for college credit or not for credit, short or long term, or part or full time.
Internships provide you with the opportunity to experience firsthand how classroom education relates to real world situations. They enable you to apply practical classroom knowledge alongside professionals within your field of study and gain career experience while still in college. Internships are an excellent way to build your resume, while at the same time developing relationships that can help you explore career opportunities after graduation.
Internship opportunities are everywhere. A company may contact the College of Business directly for potential interns or students may learn of internships through their own personal contacts. There are many places available to research internship positions including: