October 13, 2020
improve your gap year blog post

How an Internship Can Improve Your Gap Year – Even During a Pandemic

Many students take a year off between high school and college—especially now when the spread of Covid-19 has disrupted college plans. In fall 2020, most universities and colleges are offering limited in-person classes or a remote-only option—both of which carry a high price tag for a limited college experience. Traditionally gap years have given students a chance to break from academics and engage in extensive travel.  Some students use the year to earn money to pay for college. In 2020 the spread of Covid-19 has limited travel and many in-person work opportunities. The key to a successful gap year is to use the time wisely. Investing in an internship is an opportunity to gain some real-world experience and some insight about a potential career and what major to choose. For now, a virtual internship may be your best bet. Once companies safely resume on-site work, in-person internships will again be a viable option.  Two Students – Two Very Different Internships […]
September 8, 2020
importance of an internship blog post

The Importance of an Internship on Your College Application

As you begin the college application process, keep in mind the benefits of adding a high school internship to the Activities section on the Common App. With 150 characters of space to fill, describing a meaningful internship experience will enhance your application. A high school internship not only provides you with real-world experience, but it also gives you the knowledge you need to decide the college (and major) that best suits you. Including a quality internship on your college application demonstrates that you are a dedicated student who takes education seriously – an asset to any college or university! It’s no secret that college admissions have become more competitive than ever. So how do you set yourself apart from the competition? Having a 4.0 GPA and a course schedule filled with AP classes is not enough. Community involvement, philanthropy, extracurricular activities and – you guessed it – a high school internship can bring your application to the next level and […]