By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore
Given the dismal state of the economy these days, internships are becoming an increasingly important part of student life. In fact, some colleges, like Northeastern University in Boston, have made internships part of their four-year curriculum.
Not only do they offer students who may be unsure of their ideal career path insight into a particular occupation and company, but they also provide an invaluable opportunity to learn and hone 'real-life' skills, like how to communicate effectively to a manager, that aren't always a part of college curriculums.
Internships are also a great way for companies to get insight into you, which gives you a real leg-up when it comes to getting hired after graduation. Many interns are offered permanent positions. We should know, we hired Hollie, Buttoned Up's design director because of the great work she did as an intern for our company. Internships are often unpaid, but don't be short-sighted and pass one upRead More »from College Students: Get Organized Now To Nab An Internship