For a student, getting started in the professional world is definitely a challenge. Not only because they must face a mass of new talent who wish that with their knowledge and abilities will be able to find their ideal job, but, additionally, employers also need to consider the experience that the student has. This is when, for the relief of many, the role of an internship comes along.
Internships, just to give you a general idea, are practices where the students are allowed to demonstrate their knowledge while giving them the opportunity to see with their own eyes –and experience- how a company or an organization works. Nevertheless, there is a big question. Are Internships really important? Let’s take a look.
As we previously mentioned, it is very difficult for students to get started in the professional world. You get dragged into an unknown world with no idea of what to do or how to face this new chapter of your life in which you probably do not even know how a company works. That is the first and main objective of an internship, they introduce to the students how a company works, its structure, the work team and the dynamics that it handles. Moreover, thanks to an internship, every single student is able to create their own work habits, they develop team working skills and they are allowed to enrich their curriculum and their knowledge.
However, students are not the only ones who can take advantage of an internship; companies and organizations are also benefitted. Besides managing to complete and fulfill projects and goals in a short period of time, they could be considered as future employees for the company, loaded with new, fresh ideas. Additionally, companies are able to take a few of these students and pass their knowledge along to them, allowing them to establish better relationships with their future employers.
To answer the question we are here to answer: are internships really important? The answer is clear, of course they are! The more experience you have reflected on your resume, the better. Internships are the easiest way to be introduced in the complicated world of professionals, do some research and select the perfect company for you. It is all in your hands now!
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Great advice! I agree that volunteering or an internship are great ways to gain experience.