Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.
- John Keats, Poet

Find an Internship

Did you know?

In the NACE Job Outlook Survey 2015 employers continue to express a strong preference for job candidates with work experience. And, a majority cite the importance of internships. Because today’s employers generally have fewer hiring opportunities and a growing pool of candidates, they often rely on internship evaluations in making hiring decisions. Internships are reciprocal, benefitting both employers and students. By linking learning to the workplace, they allow employers to “try out” potential employees who may add a new, fresh perspective. Internships can also provide students valuable, real-world experiences, help them make industry connections and, perhaps, even land a job. Nudge students on the path toward internships by showing them the power of planning for one.

Try this…

  • Ask them…

What is an internship?
Why are internships important to students?
What qualities do employers want in their interns?

  • View video.
  • Distribute Student Activity (now in fillable, pdf form), review the directions and complete.
  • Have students explain their internship vision to another classmate.
  • List next steps on how students can turn their internship vision into reality.

Add an Experience!

Connect with local Professional Associations related to your discipline and identify internship opportunities to share with your students. Encourage students to explore the Internships lesson…they’ll find it in the Experience section of the CaCareerCafe.com.