Hello college students… we hope that you are cramming every last bit of joy into these next few weeks as you embark on a new phase of life… post-grad! While this time while undoubtedly comes with uncertainty and often anxiety, we’re here to introduce you to an idea to ease your stress. Let’s talk: pursuing an internship after graduation!
Benefits of Post-Grad Internships:
- City Exploration: While we may still be operating in the virtual format this 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 skill set 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 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.
- Use Your Network: If you’re struggling to find a “standard” internship through online job platforms, school resources, etc., we encourage you to use any and all of your professional connections! This may be friends, family, professors, or any person you’ve met along your professional and academic journey. Approaching the idea of job shadowing or lose intern-like responsibilities and roles is a great, unconventional way to still attain an experience of this sort even if it is not through a previously established program.
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