Since it’s almost 2020, one common question every student comes across will be “Why you need an Internship for a better career in 2020?”. And if you are looking for answer to the same question, you are at the right place my friend.
There is a lot of competition out there and you are one of the millions of people looking for similar opportunities in the market. The only thing which makes you different from the other crowd is your work experience.
Employers nowadays prefer the candidate with strong resumes and experience in the required domain for placements. If you just graduated from college, how are you supposed to have 2-3 years of experience? Well, internships are the only way to achieve this. A practical work experience makes a major significance getting you an offer.
Let me tell you a few observations which would clear all your doubts. Not going into details, I will highlight a few points which are going to benefit you doing the internship:
There may be several confusion about the stream. You may have good command in some subject and want to make your career in that but entering into industry you will get to know that the actual usage of the subject is completely out of your interest and the interest was only in studying that. Internship is the only way to explore your interest and doing so you will get clarity on the same.
You may have a lot of different skills but to know what exactly is required in the market, internship is gonna help to sharpen those skills and give a path to focus on the required one. Also while internship you will have an opportunity to learn a lot of other skills which were not known and also you can not find them in the college environment, you will only learn them once you are working with industries.
Improving your resume:
When you are in college, your resume have only academics, hobbies and may be your college projects. But after internship you will have a strong resume with industrial experience added which will help a lot in placements.
You may have good command in your stream and can work individually but if you can’t perform in the same way, collaborating with the team, you will have difficulties in your career success. Internship will help you to work as a team.
Being an intern you will get opportunities to build network with company employees of different levels. So that you will have the network created of experienced professionals who can help/guide you in your career. It’s always good to have the network, you might need their guidance/help anytime in the life.
PPO (Pre-Placement Offer):
There is a high chance that you will get a PPO if you do well in the internship and show your dedication towards the assignment. The best part of the PPO is that you will already know about the organisation, it’s work culture, profile etc. and will not get confused in joining that as full time. Companies mostly hire candidates for internship to explore if they fit well for their requirements and hire them if matches, this way they also get the best candidates.
Internship helps you to develop soft skills such as communication, punctuality, time management, teamwork, leadership etc. Analysis says soft skills are as much important as technical skills in the industries, I would say more important than that.
When you are in school/college, you mostly have only theoretical understanding of stuff and almost no practical knowledge. Internship helps you to increase the confidence level in you by working on real world applications. You will interact with different skilled people and learn about the working environment. This will give you better idea on real use case of the skills. All of this make you very self confident as you know what to focus more on.
By doing an internship, you will also get a positive recommendation from the employer. You can use the recommendation in masters application, scholarships etc. Recommendations are usually asked by the colleges while applying for masters, PhD etc. which will show your capabilities and strength.
Hope this article helped you clearing most of your doubts and make you realise the importance of internship. This is going to be the first step towards your professional success.
A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory.Arthur Golden
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