Whether you’re in high school preparing for college application or in college preparing to enter the workforce, you’re likely wondering how to be a standout applicant as you approach the next level in life.
In a world where more people are achieving degrees, it’s no longer enough to graduate with a degree in your field. Students in high school and currently enrolled in college alike should recognize the importance of adding industry experience to your resume through an internship.
An internship shows colleges and future employers that you are prepared to enter this field and are confident in your career choice:
- Your experience in the field has given you the confidence that this is the right career choice. You are not going to be one of those students who drops out of their major after a hard class.
- You will be entering class with the concept of real-world application of the principles you will be learning from your textbooks, and you probably have a great perspective to share with your classmates.
- You already have contacts in the industry, which could lead to internship opportunities for your fellow classmates.
- You are committed to achieving more than the average student— in fact, you’ve already completed an internship experience without help from a university.
We already know that internships are the best way to demonstrate to that dream school or employer that you are committed to the field, we need to locate the perfect internship first. Read all of Michaela’s tips on tracking down the right internship in her article on Niche.com.