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Top 5 Benefits of a College Internship
Teresa Declan
By Teresa Declan
Published on March 23, 2009
Internship offer many benefits that most students fail to realize. Here are some of the basic benefits of a college internship

Top 5 Benefits of a College Internship
Internship offer many benefits that most students fail to realize. Here are some of the basic benefits of a college internship:
  • Experience – Every student strive to achieve an extra experience during college. Although, most students consider attending class and studying the most important part for getting into a good graduate school or finding that dream job. However, you'll be surprised to know that many recruiters look for something more out of recent gradates.
  • Extra Edge – Internship allow students to gain an extra edge on their peers especially when it comes to enter the job market. It also help them experience the real world and learn some new skills that will prove to benefit them throughout their lives. However, it is equally important to find an internship in the field of study the student has chosen.
  • Knowledge – A college internship besides their chosen field will help prove to be more beneficial when they plan to study further in the future or pursue a career in after graduation. This practical knowledge will help in learning skills that their college studies don't cover. It also help them in expanding their horizons, which benefit them for their entire career.
  • Leadership – Every profession require the skill of leadership to succeed and advance in the next level. You must understand that recruiters are always on the lookout for leaders, who will be responsible in leading their teams and companies in the future. A college internship will help college students develop these skills so that they are ready to confidently and effectively lead in their future careers.
  • Impress Employers – Interviewers know how to differentiate students with experience and those without it. The experience gained during the internship program will assist students in developing well-rounded personality. Many employers prefer students who are open to new ideas and experiences.
  • Therefore, whenever you find a college internship, make sure to keep all these points in mind. An internship program offer college students the opportunity to learn something new and challenge themselves.