When employers are asked what they are looking for in a recent college graduate, they say that they want an individual with critical thinking skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work in a team, and above all else, real-world experience in their field. This skill set cannot be achieved by only spending time in the classroom and earning your degree.

Volunteering and being engaged on campus through student organizations are great ways to develop personally and professionally, but the best resource available to you to gain the skills that employers covet most is to participate in internships! During an internship, you have the ability to engage in multiple projects, and interact with others, which enables you to diversify your experiences.

Employers know that internships are designed to be learning experiences for students, so not only do you get to participate in multiple tasks, but you are given the hands-on training and feedback that empower you to leave your internship with the confidence to tackle any task at your next job.

More about Internship Opportunities by Schools or College.