Internships - Beneficial to Students AND Employers
An internship is typically a one-time work or service experience related to a student's major or career goal. The structure generally places the student in a professional work setting under the supervision and monitoring of a practicing professional. No matter how it's structured, an internship serves a vital role in a student's professional development, as no academic experience is complete without a real world stage for performance and results.
For students, internships are the perfect platform for gaining industry knowledge and applying what they've learned in the classroom in a "real world" setting and for laying the groundwork for possible future employment.
For employers, internships provide a fresh stream of early talent and play a critical role in an effective recruiting strategy. According to Monster.com, "Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions."
Students and employers BOTH win through internship programs designed to mutually "test drive" potential future commitments.
Be sure to check out the Fogelman Internship Network (FIN)!
According to the 2016 Internship & Co-op Survey Report from NACE – National Association of Colleges and Employers http://www.naceweb.org
- The current average job offer rate to interns is 73 percent, the highest since the peak of the pre-recession market.
- After one year, employers retain about three-quarters of their new college hires who have had an internship experience with their organization.