You know you need experience to get a job, but how do you get a job without experience? Internships offer a great way to build your skills, gain knowledge about your field, and strengthen your career network--all at the same time. Plus, employers typically pay higher starting salaries to new hires with internships on their resume!
Some majors may receive academic credit for their internships and some majors require an internship as part of their degree requirements. What does and does not qualify for academic internships varies, so check with your academic advisor for more information.
Finding a paid internship is wonderful. However, many do not offer direct pay, instead some offer bonuses, stipends, or perks (parking, lunches, networking opportunities, memberships, etc.). But don’t let the value of an internship be defined by dollar signs. The real value of an internship is how it prepares you for your career through specialized experience, connections, new skills, and, sometimes, a job offer.
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