Benefits of Internship

While higher education is becoming a trend these days, applying the acquired knowledge is also equally important. Also nowadays more importance is given to experiential learning. Many universities and colleges prioritize this type of learning.

Internships can prove to be beneficial for both the students as well as the employers. Some points are listed below to prove this point correct.

For Students:

They get an opportunity to practically apply the theory they have studied .

  1. Gain exposure in their field

Participating in internships proves to be one of the best ways for the students to get the taste of the actual professional experience they have choosen for themselves.

Also learning is one thing, but taking those skills into workforce and afterwards applying them is a great way to explore the different career paths.

2. Builds their Network

According to reports there is 1 in 16 chance of securing a job by getting to know people . In other words it can be put as internship helps the student to build their professional circle.

Also internships offer opportunities to meet professionals in the career filed of their choice and also get to know about the other interns who have similar interests.

3. Builds their Resume

Internships can prove to be very useful for students when they are appearing for interviews for placements etc. For better understanding let me quote an example – In the final round of an interview, for one position two candidates are short-listed , out of them one doesn’t  have an internship experience but the other has without doubt the other candidate will be selected. In other words, Candidates having an internship experience have a upper hand during placements as well.

4. Get to know about the likes and dislikes

By getting expeience in the field of their choice , the students can according switch the field if they did not like it and others can also benfit by knowing the details required in chosen field.

According to an article from monster.com, “figuring out what type of job you don’t want while you’re interning can help prevent you from accepting an ill-fitting job when you graduate.”

For Employers,

Hiring interns can prove to be helpful for the employers as well.

  1. Can get work done without hiring commitments

This is one the main benefits of hiring interns, the employers can achieve results without hiring people with commitment. Also they can chose between a sincere intern and later hire him/her for business.

2.Exploring new talent

By indentifying young talent and giving them opportunities, companies have an opportunities to mould them  according to their needs and preferences.

3. Saves cost

Hiring interns for the orangisation can save the cost of hiring employees in the orangisation. The employer can get the work of a employee done by the hired intern, as the interns are in their learning period they can be provided with less salary and hence, it saves cost  for the employer . Also he can hire more than one intern get exposure to more new talent in the same cost of one employee.

4. Can get to know about the latest trends in market

An employer can get some innovative and new ideas from the freshly hired talent. Just as students reap the  benefits of an organization, employers can learn just as much by their new perspectives, energy and specialized skills.

As said by Eva Chen ,”My advice for young people is, study what you love and intern in what you want to do. And I think it’s okay to pivot as many times as you need to.”