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Career Development & Internships

How Can An Internship Help You?

Internships are a valuable option for any student. Through internships, students gain experience in different fields, establish contacts that can assist with networking, and receive letters of recommendation.  Internships can make a sizable contribution to every student’s resume. 

In addition to these benefits, internships act as a way for students to gain experience without committing themselves permanently to a specific field.  It is common for students to major in a particular area of study, but then having done an internship in that field, decide the field is not right for them. Internships allow students who do not know exactly what they want to do to work in different fields with the hope of finding a job they really enjoy.  For other students, internships confirm their interest in a particular course of study and reinforce their career goals. 

 As you continue to work toward achieving your degree and set goals for your career, just having a degree is no longer sufficient in and of itself to secure a job in many competitive fields.  Gaining experience while in school through internships gives students the competitive edge over other students when seeking a full-time job after graduation.  Many employers of recent college graduates give preference in hiring to students who have previous internship experience in their industries.  In today’s competitive job market it is essential that you gain career skills and make the most of your time at Queens College.  Internships provide you with this opportunity.



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