Internships are one of the best ways to bridge the gap from study to professional employment.
What is an internship?
Internships are temporary work placements within workplaces and/or education institutions where students can trial the career they want and also gain valuable ‘hands-on’ skills and experience in the area of study.
Internships can provide students with valuable experience either while studying or during semester breaks. Internships are usually part-time if offered during study semester, and full-time if offered during holidays. and are a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area of your study.
Internship experience is highly valued by employers as it shows initiative. Other benefits include:
- Contributing to your education through course credits.
- Learning new work skills and practices in your relevant study area.
- Apply what you have learned in university to real life business situations.
- Improve your communication skills and confidence.
- Build a network of professional contacts, which could be useful for future references.
- Develop a better perspective of your future career path.
- Add relevant experience to your resume.