Tagged: college internship
It may not be top secret, but we still think it’s worth publicizing. Time and time again we see a key distinction in college placement comes down to paid internships. The National Association of Colleges and Employers actually did a study that found paid internships produced offer rates of 72.2% compared to offer rates of 43.9% for those who had unpaid internships. (This difference in job offer rates held steady across the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors.)
In addition to higher offer rates, paid internship positions led to higher salaries. Finally, students who had paid internship experience were the most likely to receive a job offer before graduation followed by students who took unpaid internships and those students who didn’t intern were the least likely to have a position lined up at graduation.
So please strongly consider a paid internship. It may even make sense to look at schools’ track records in helping students land paid internships if you’re still shortlisting schools.
Best of luck with your applications!
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