Internships continue to be one of the best ways for college students to prepare for the job market and secure full-time employment upon graduation. Beyond the basic professional skills you gain, completing an internship shows you’re ambitious and passionate about a given industry and lets you demonstrate your abilities and make them known.
And lately more interns are receiving job offers at the end of their programs. According to a recent survey of large companies (paywall) by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 72% of interns in 2016 received offers, even including those who weren’t graduating for a year, up from 59% last year. Another study using fictitious resumes (paywall)showed that having a past internship was more helpful in landing an interview than having a business degree.
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