If you’re feeling deflated by the current circumstances of our economy, today we’re here to shed light on a fantastic option for post-graduation that may help you evade the job market through a different route. While still requiring you to participate in the application process, an internship is a great option for you to take after graduating college that will help you elongate your search to confirm your desired career path while still providing you a source of income and professional development! Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of accepting an internship instead of a full-time position…

Internships Post-Graduation…

  • City Exploration: While we may still be operating in the virtual format at the beginning of next year, an internship in a new location is still a great way (or excuse) to push you to explore a different area of your state or even the entire country! Moving away and knowing that there is essentially an “expiration” date for your to reevaluate provides a huge sense of comfort and is the epitome of… why not?!
  • Career Exploration: In a similar way to how an internship may encourage you to try out a completely new environment, this job format may also provide you a chance to explore a completely different career path or try something that you may have never previously considered! Why not go for that accounting, marketing, graphic design, fashion, product development, supply chain, real estate, finance, or any other role that taps into a newfound skillset that you haven’t ever been able to develop in the past?!
  • Push Back and a Chance to … Relax! While internships are still an equally professional commitment to a full-time role, this type of temporary commitment will still allow you to push off your final date before full-time immersion at an organization. We know that with graduation may come to a sense of anxiety about the future and your long-term career goals, so instead of diving in headfirst, we completely support taking it “step by step into the water” by trying out an internship first.

In the end, many internships even transition into full-time roles… so use these types of positions to your advantage, as a resource, and in the meantime before a final job search! There is no better time than the present to get started!

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