WHY SHOULD I DO AN INTERNSHIP?
This is a question I have helped you in answering.
It’s really important to do an internship before applying for a job; you need to get the hands-on experience that is talked about when discussing the importance of internships it is not just a matter of landing the right job. Here are five solid reasons you should consider an internship.
- Real Life Experience:
An internship enables you to gain first-hand exposure of working in the real world. It also allows students to harness the skill, knowledge, and theoretical practice they learnt in university. You can acquire enough theoretical education and certifications in your life; however, that knowledge doesn’t always translate to practicability in the real world. The great thing about internships is that it teaches young people who are about starting a career about the specific industries and companies they are interested in. Even the experience of trying something new is extremely beneficial. An intern is given proper training, assignments, and duties without the added pressure. Internships provide a nice learning curve for students with experience of the professional world.
Networking is an exchange of information between people, with the ultimate goal of establishing acquaintances and relationships to advance your professional career. Partaking in an internship allows interns to establish deeper relationships, relationships that could take you further in your career, shape you and even bring help when you don’t expect. Being an intern gives you more opportunities to build connections with company professionals that can be very beneficial for your future career. Interns get to meet professionals, attend seminars and conferences which help them understand the intricacies of the chosen career path.
“Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and when done correctly can yield great results for years to come”. – Diane Helbig
“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities”.-Michele Jennae
- Boost Your Resume:
Do you know having an internship experience could boost your CV? Recruiters are always on the look out for those with the right experience to cut down on cost of training and increase productivity. Jobs in Nigeria today even ask entry level graduates for their years of experience.
Internships are the perfect way to enhance your resume through relevant experiences. When an employer sees that you’ve completed an internship, it’s not enough to simply show you’ve spent some time as an intern. List the tasks you’ve done and projects you’ve participated in to demonstrate your value. During your internship you can acquire new skills and abilities which can improve yourself as a young professional, and furthermore enhance your resume. The more experience you acquire, the easier it is to acquire a job in your chosen field.
Certain jobs require a letter of recommendation from previous employers or even referees. After an internship, it would be pretty easy for your employer to write you a letter of recommendation. This would further boost your chance of securing the dream job in a competitive labour market, in a competitive market you need all the competitive edge you can get. I believe this is one of them.
- Job offer:
This is the icing on the cake. In some cases, interns get lucky to get retained and employed companies and are immediately accorded the benefits they deserve –great remuneration, car and even further training.
Some companies resort to training interns and then employ them, who knows, you might get lucky.
Internships are a great way to learn the ropes so even if you find yourself filing or making coffee, as long as you‘re learning about the field take advantage of the opportunity and don’t take the experience lightly. Asking questions is one key to learning in an internship and keeping yourself flexible throughout the internship can open many doors.
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