Going to college ultimately fulfills one purpose: gaining higher education. Most people will use that education to gain a job, but often students face problems of even entry level jobs wanting you to have some level of experience. The best way to get experience, and even start making some professional contacts, is to participate in an internship while in college.
Getting accepted for an internship can be highly competitive and you have to know where to look for them. Internships.com was founded in 2009 by Robin D. Richards and Ouyang and is the world’s largest internship marketplace, offering positions in all 50 states. The site was launched earlier this year and is completely free to use. Students can search for internships and employers can post their internships for free on Internships.com.
To keep you in the loop, Internships.com offers a twitter account and Facebook page so you will always know the latest news. Some of the features available in addition to searching for internships include text alerts, a career navigator, “eye of the intern” and a campus reps program. You can opt to receive a text message whenever you get new messages from potential employers by activating this feature from your account. The career navigator feature allows you to get advice through a questionnaire to see if you are on the right path for your desired job. “Eye of the intern” offers advice from employers and interns that are currently working, as well as some funny stories.
Internships.com offers plenty of resources to help you get the internship you are looking for. You can even ask an intern coach questions which are featured on the site along with the answers. Searching for internships on Internships.com is as easy as entering your field of interest and the area where you want to work. You will see the results that fit your criteria and see which jobs offer a paid internship. Your search results will also reveal whether the job is full or part time and if college credit is involved for the position.
Putting yourself in a good position when it comes time to search for a job is crucial after graduation. By participating in various internships, you can increase your chances of being hired by the best employers. Some interns are even able to get hired on with a company where they intern because of their experience working there. No matter what your field is, Internships.com can put you in touch with the right internship for the experience you need that’s not available in the classroom.