Internships

September 8, 2020
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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 […]
October 13, 2020
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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 […]
March 10, 2021
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InternWorks Discusses the Many Benefits of Internships for High School and College Students

Today, finding an entry-level position that requires no prior experience is almost unheard of. In today’s economic climate, employers are looking for candidates who stand out during the interview process and whose resume showcases their relevant work experience. One of the best ways for candidates to distinguish themselves while demonstrating their capabilities is to have completed an internship in their desired field. InternWorks is well known throughout education communities for providing experience-focused internships for high school students as well as college students. InternWorks discusses the many benefits of participating in an internship or summer enrichment program and how it can help distinguish students during their future employment searches.  Test a Career Path Before Committing to It  Several recent surveys have found that 20-50% of college freshmen enter college as an “undecided major,” and close to 75% of students will change their major once before graduation. It is rare that a person intrinsically knows their desired career path from a young age. However, […]
April 13, 2021

InternWorks Discusses the Impact of In-Person and Virtual Internships on Employability

For many young adults, their first few years of college can be a stressful time period. While today the US economy boasts a low unemployment rate of 4.5% despite the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many college students are still concerned with their employability and future job prospects. In order to more successfully stand out during their future job search, college students must first recognize what qualities employers are looking for in an ideal candidate. Since 2015, InternWorks has supplied high school and college students with a variety of customized in-person and virtual internships with guaranteed placement. Below, InternWorks will discuss how in-person and virtual internships can improve employability and help college students stand out in their future job searches.  Improve Likelihood of Multiple Offers of Employment  In recent years, a variety of college graduate surveys have shown that internships directly affect the number of job offers college graduates receive. According to results from the Class of 2019 Student Survey from the National Association […]
April 29, 2021

Internships in the New, Virtual Workplace

Working remotely has become a new normal. What does this mean for internships? It is no surprise that the COVID pandemic has changed the world in ways we could have never imagined: events have been cancelled, trips postponed, and school is now on Zoom. Among these changes has been a shift in what we once knew as the “traditional workplace.” Employees used to working in a cubicle during 9-to-5 hours started experiencing much more flexibility with regard to standard workplace culture by working remotely. In response to the needs of both employers and students, InternWorks introduced virtual internship programs in late spring 2020 and had tremendous success in placing students into premium, virtual internships that students were able to participate in from anywhere in the world.  Like traditional, on-site internships, virtual internships provide skills and experience necessary to prepare students for jobs, future internships, or their future career. Companies have adapted to the changing workplace and are still able to offer […]
May 19, 2021

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Virtual Interview

There have been major changes in the workplace during the last year, resulting in similar shifts for internships. Many companies operating remotely have adopted hiring processes that include remote interviewing and onboarding. This includes interns. With traditional, on-site interviews currently not the norm, now is a good time to refresh your interviewing skills. How do you get ready for a remote interview? Keep these three words in mind: prepare, prepare, prepare! 1. Know What You’re Going to Say Prepare answers to commonly asked interview questions. Write out your answers. Be specific. Practice your answers aloud in front of a mirror or with a partner. Preparing for an interview is one of the many valuable career-readiness modules InternWorks provides. Research the company or organization. Review the website and other online resources (such as press releases or news articles) for information. Take notes about anything you think is important or interesting. Prepare a few questions to ask at the interview.  You might ask: […]