Summer internships offer an opportunity for young people to try out a profession and for employers to evaluate possible future hires. If you're hoping to turn your internship into a permanent position, experts offer these tips:
Internships are probably one of the industry’s most hated ways to ‘pay your dues’. Often they are associated with students, as 75% of students do an internship while attending or directly after a 4 year school. That number has doubled in the last 30 years.
While the job market for recent college graduates is still anemic, aspiring interns have reason to be hopeful. According to a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey, employers expect to hire more college students for summer internships this year. The survey revealed they anticipate hiring 8.5% more this year than last???and nearly all ...
BusinessWeek - Joe Kight, a first-year student at Texas A&M University's Mays Business School (Mays Full-Time MBA Profile), says he knew the slow economic recovery would make for a difficult internship search. That's why he immediately headed to the career center on campus when he arrived at business school. His goal: to find a finance internship by the fall, when most of those firms are known to make offers to summer hires. With alumni contacts in New York in hand, he went to potential employers himself and found out about opportunities he never would have discovered on campus, he says.
So many people consider time an enemy. Entrepreneurs feel the pressures of technology changing, competitors gaining advantage, or limited funds running out. Managers race against quarterly deadlines and performance targets. Young people push to get ahead before their expenses eat up their savings. All of this results in feelings of anxiety and impatience.