Good post from my colleague Jane Challinor, Information Manager, about internships and work experience.
On Day 2 of #ExperienceWorks, here’s some food for thought from the latest annual survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters.
Why do a formal summer internship? Well, agreed, they’re not everyone’s cup of tea – and for some graduate roles these structured programmes don’t even exist (there are other ways of getting experience instead*). But if you’re in your third or penultimate year of study and any of the following apply to you:
- Hoping to work in (for example) finance, marketing, business, engineering, IT, law, HR
- Wanting to build, in perhaps a more formal environment, upon the work experience you already have
- Open to the idea that trying something out is the best way of testing whether it’s right for you
…then you should consider applying for a summer internship.
Want to see the stats?
According to the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) almost three-quarters of graduate employers…
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