An internship can be the first real-world experience you’ve had with your possible career path. Typically a semester or longer, an internship provides you with critical professional experience while you're still in school.
Benefits of an Internship
An internship can:
- Provide insight into the skills, responsibilities and opportunities associated with your major or desired field
- Confirm or negate your major choice
- Introduce you to networking contacts within your field
- Help you secure a full-time position upon graduating
Major: Social work
Internship: Maryland delegation to the U.S. House Representative on Capitol Hill
Along with my supervisor at the Hays County Food Bank, where I volunteer, one of my professors wrote a letter of recommendation that helped me get this internship. It's clear to me that coming to Texas State opened the door for me to intern with the Maryland delegation to the U.S. House Representative on Capitol Hill.
Ready to Build Your Career?
There are many reasons why internships are a critical step to career success.