An internship is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door, develop new skills, and further your career. Many of our interns did just that to discover their calling, to figure out what they really wanted to do with their lives, and to discover the career path that was destined for them. An internship can help a candidate get on the correct track for their career and educate them a lot.
With employability skills being such a hot topic in India, it’s become even more critical for students to participate in prolonged internships. Companies demand prior experience, which can only be obtained through internships, even before you enter the workforce and take your first job.
So, here’s a rundown of how internships can help you advance your career.
Experience in the workplace
You can score higher than other candidates and gain an undeniable advantage if you have a few internships under your belt. You’re a better candidate than your friends who haven’t had similar internship experiences since you’ve been in the “real world” and know the hows and whys.
Furthermore, your internship qualifies as professional experience and has the potential to improve and enhance your résumé. Furthermore, if you are good at your job, you may receive a pre-placement offer and avoid having to gnaw your nails through all of the campus and off-campus placement sessions.
The theoretical part of a subject can be taught by your teachers, your copious notes, and your whole classroom experience. To grasp its practical side and learn how to use it in real-life settings, you must go out and put yourself in situations where that information is required. An internship gives you the chance to put your knowledge to the test while also learning interpersonal skills and becoming job-ready.
You will also learn to play as part of a team, which will be a valuable skill that will propel you to new heights in your profession.
Understanding the industry
As an intern, you research the industry in which you wish to work. You comprehend the complexities, are aware of current trends, and are usually informed about what is going on. So you’ll know what to reply if the employer asks you a question about the industry. When they ask where you see yourself in five years, you know the answer since you have envisioned the future and are ready to pursue it after months on the intern chair.
Establishing a network
An internship can help you grow and cash in on your network, which is a vital career development tool. An internship allows you to meet people outside of your limited circle of friends and interact with people who are actively working in the area, making a difference in their own modest way and contributing to the greater good.
Internships allow you to connect with these people while also allowing you to grow and develop your network. When it’s time to cite your references, you can ask one of these people to vouch for you and put in a good word for you, which will add value to your application.
An internship is a fantastic way to broaden your horizons and advance your career. It can help you improve your CV and increase your chances of finding a wonderful job in the industry and, more importantly, the company of your choice. You can go from being a naive college student to a seasoned professional with an internship or a few internships under your belt, whether full-time or part-time.