Piotr Jakubowski – Mind over Marketing

Importance of Internships
August 26, 2007, 1:04 pm
Filed under: advice, Business, internships

As the new school year begins (or has begun for some students), it’s always important to start thinking ahead.

Whether it be during the school year or during term breaks (winter/summer), internships are one of the most important things a student in college must do before he/she graduates. Think of it as a scrimmage game before the start of the real game. You have a chance to do a variety of things.

1. Learn
2. Learn More
3. Take and create opportunities
3. Make mistakes (and learn from them)
4. Gain confidence in your field/work, as well as confidence in communicating and working with a strong team
5. Decide what you want to do with your life

Many people don’t realize that an internship’s learning experience also entails learning what you want to accomplish in the future. If you work an internship in your field and hate it, you can come back to school after the summer/winter term and fine-tune your majors. It is substantially more difficult to do that once you have started working full time.

Just remember, learn everything you can and take advantages of the opportunities offered by these internships.


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I wish every student thinks like that

Comment by Jerzy Mirecki

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