Benefits of Internships

Employer Benefits of Internships

  • Cost-effective sourcing and recruiting strategy; early identification of diverse entry level talent
  • Potential to reduce new-hire turnover and builds bench strength as the students become acclimated to the company culture and processes throughout the internship or co-op
  • Flexible, cost-effective work force not requiring a long-term employer commitment
  • Students bring new perspective to old problems
  • Image in the community is enhanced as you contribute your expertise to the educational enterprise

Student Benefits of Internships

  • Learn more about themselves and their future career interests
  • Provides a professional experience that links academic coursework to the disciplines that a student may want to pursue for a career
  • Students will gain a better understanding of a specific company or industry and the possibility of a longer term career fit
  • Potential to have a full time job offer after the internship experience and/or graduation.  Approximately 63% of 2013 college graduates who took part in paid internships received at least one job offer (NACE, 2013).

Employer Testimonials

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