Now that I’ve been in the workforce for a little while, it’s starting to get more apparent to me that a lot of the skills I use at my job now were initiated in my intern years. While some people view internships as useless or a waste of time, I find them to be extremely valuable.
Not only are internships good for career development, but you also gain more life experience, as well (i.e. learning how to build relationships, how to communicate effectively, etc.). Internships can also make you ambitious, if you let them. Being able to work side by side with coordinators and management in my career field helped me better understand what all it takes to enhance my professional skills for the future.
Another misconception that people have about internships are that they’re only for college students. Not true. There are many companies who offer internships for recent graduates and entry-level professionals with very little work experience. Take the time to look around and do your research.
Below are the four reasons I believe internships are important for both your professional and personal growth.
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