Taking a summer internship can be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of your career. With summer just around the corner, the deadlines are coming along with it for most companies. If you haven’t already applied and/or interviewed for any internships this summer, you definitely want to act now. If you are still a bit “ify” about the whole deal, here are a few pros vs cons that might help with you ultimate decision.
Pro: Networking. Introduce yourself to as many people as you can, engage in conversation and get to know your peers. Networking is one of the easiest and best things that can help you in your career.
Pro: Advantage. If after your graduate, you decide you want to re-apply at the same company you interned with, they will remember your name and work ethic because you showed them during your internship.
Pro: References. Your boss at your summer internship will make a great reference for future job opportunities. Work hard and earn those letters of recommendation!
Pro: Experience. Whether paid or not, you’re still getting experience which will benefit you in the long-run throughout your career.
Wait, we forgot to mention a con…
Con: Not doing a summer internship will make you miss out on all these pros!
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow, will be our doubts of today.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Here is a few internship websites to help you get started: