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STEM InternshipsIf you are wondering why internships are important; the reasons are many!

First and foremost – Employers value internships!

Whether you are a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior attending a HBCU, internships should be a part of your college experience and your long term career strategy.

Whether the company or your college or university career center calls this kind of college work experience a Co-op or an Internship — it doesn’t matter. What should matter are the benefits you will get from the co-op or internship experience.

Here are just some of the ways that internship help college students:

  • Explore a career or an industry from the inside.
  • Develop industry-specific abilities.
  • Gain real industry knowledge and insight to bring back to classes.
  • Build a professional network of contacts including mentors and sponsors.
  • Master the job search process.
  • Get a full time career offer even before graduation. In fact, most employers consider internship experience in the hiring process, and look to their own interns as the best potential candidates for full-time positions.  In 2017 the rate of conversion from intern to regular employer was 56%.  So you can complete your internship in August of one year and receive a job offer to return after graduation the following year.

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