BRAIN: Student Resources
What Is An Internship
- An internship is a short-term educational work opportunity offering students supervised, practical, on-the-job experience in their chosen field.
- Internships allow students to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained during their time as a student to the career they intend to build or pursue in the corporate world.
- An internship allows students develop the soft skills (e.g., addressing customers and fellow staff members, wearing proper work attire) that employers seek, but classes do not teach.
- Interns earn money and/or experience while test driving a career.
- Interns receive academic credit outside of a classroom setting.
- Internships provide an opportunity to get ahead of the competition for post-graduation employment.
Here are some tips for putting your best foot forward during your internship:
- Dress for the job you want, not the job you have – a saying that still holds true today.
- Hone your skills during your internship, and you will have employers wondering how they ever got along without you.