ARE YOU A COLLEGE STUDENT
IN NEED OF A SUMMER INTERNSHIP?
Does a college internship really lead to a better full-time employment opportunity?
Per the National Association of Colleges and Employers:
“The starting annual salary for college graduates who completed a paid internship, was $53,521 while those who did not complete an internship started with an average of $38,572.”
“72.2% of college graduates with internship experience, received a job offer in contrast to only 36.5% for those who did not.”
Why are internships such a key component towards
full time employment upon graduation?
From the student’s point of view:
Opportunity to evaluate interest in an industry and company (is it the right culture?).
Build your resumé and learn real-life, on-the-job experience including:
“Soft-skills” like workplace collaboration & business etiquette.
Strong communication tactics.
Character growth including integrity, commitment, and self-motivation.
From the employers point of view:
They use internships as a strategic talent pipeline for full time.
They use internships to identify & vet prospective candidates.
Employers seek candidates with a history of proven early employment successes.
What else can a career coach provide?
Similar to how a college coach helps with colleges, a career coach helps with an internship.
A career coach helps identify internship opportunities in your field of study, creating a real advantage toward a full time job.
A career coach helps develop strong networking skills which often leads to contacts weho can become future mentors and references.