Internships are a need to have, not a nice to have

That’s not just me saying that, although I agree. It’s 305 career center professionals at 283 colleges and universities across the country. They all responded to a survey from our client, in  the 2010 Spring Survey of Career Center Professionals.

A few major findings of the survey:

  • 98 % of respondents agree or strongly agree that employers favor students who have had an internship experience” over their peers who have not had an internship while in college; and
  • 66% of the respondents say that internship postings are up over the last year.

There are opportunities out there, it’s up to students to find them and sometimes make them.

For those of you in the Sacramento area, there are 63 internships listed on in the area including one with my former employer, Edelman, one with KCRA TV, and even one counting birds.


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