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6 Reasons Why an Internship is Important for your Future Career

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Written by Mithila

As a young adult entering the workforce, you will need experience to get experience and build a career. In this regard, internships have become an important way for fresh graduates or even young job seekers to stand out.

 

What is an internship?

 

Many organisations have an internship programme to train and provide students and fresh graduates with work experience. It could span over a year or a shorter duration of time, and can be paid or voluntary (although this usually depends on your skill set and level of knowledge).

 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s explore the reasons why internships can pave the way to a brighter future.

 

Gain Real Life Experience and Exposure

You have the opportunity to acquire hands-on knowledge and experience within a particular industry. This is a great way to put the theoretical and practical skills you picked up while studying to good use. It also teaches you more about the job and industry you’re interested in, while giving you work-based training which will come in handy for your dream job.

 

Build a Strong Resume

 

Yes, we’re not kidding. Given how important work-based experience is, having the practical experience of an internship is sure to give your resume a huge boost over others when you start applying for a job! When an employer sees that you have completed six months interning at an advertising company, it speaks volumes about your competence and even convince them that you are a valuable asset to their
company.

 

Develop a Competitive Edge

 

The practical feedback you receive from your seniors and other professionals within a company, will help you gain a competitive edge over other job seekers in terms of hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge for a particular role.

 

Learn More About Professional Skills

 

Through internships, you get to acquire soft skills crucial to the workplace such as teamwork and leadership. It also goes a long way in helping young adults transition from student life to working life and survive workplace culture shock.

 

Build a Professional Network

 

Being an intern, you will have ample opportunities to connect with professionals within the industry. Not only will you gain valuable advice from their wealth of experience, you may even find your prospective employer within your professional network!

 

Potential to Transition into a Full-Time Job

 

There is always the chance that by being at the right place at the right time, you could get the opportunity to transition from an intern to a full-time employee! As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your talents and capabilities to the fullest while working for a company. At the same time, companies are more willing to hire people on a permanent basis, especially those they have invested time and
money to be trained for a particular role. An internship is the stepping stone to a successful career.

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