What is it?
An internship is a period of work experience offered by an employer to give students and graduates exposure to the working environment, often within a specific industry, which relates to their field of study.
Why it is important?
Internships offer students a hands-on opportunity to work in their desired field. They learn how their course of study applies to the real world and build a valuable experience that makes them stronger candidates for jobs after graduation.
An internship can be an excellent way to "try out" a certain career. For instance, you may think you want a fast-paced job in advertising after college, but after an internship, you may find that it's not for you; that's valuable insight that will help you choose your career path.
In some colleges, internships also count towards course credit. This is dependent on your individual school's requirements, but usually, a three-month-long internship counts as a full course credit.
Interns are usually college or graduate students. While interns are usually older students, like juniors or seniors, freshman and sophomores can seek out internships as well. Having several internships while in college can be very impressive to potential employers.
Product design (Mechanical/Production)
Architectural design (Civil/Architectural)
Get Real Work Experience
Get a Taste of Your Chosen Field
Helps You Choose a Speciality
Helps You Become More Self-Confident
Boosts Your CV
Increases Your Market Value