Please check out this fantastic article by Oregon State University with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – 𝟀𝟒+ π–¨π—‡π—π–Ύπ—‹π—‡π—Œπ—π—‚π—‰ π–²π—π–Ίπ—π—‚π—Œπ—π—‚π–Όπ—Œ π–²π—π—Žπ–½π–Ύπ—‡π—π—Œ 𝖭𝖾𝖾𝖽 π—π—ˆ π–ͺπ—‡π—ˆπ—

πŸŽ“I was fortunate enough to be featured in an Oregon State University article about 𝟀𝟒+ π–¨π—‡π—π–Ύπ—‹π—‡π—Œπ—π—‚π—‰ π–²π—π–Ίπ—π—‚π—Œπ—π—‚π–Όπ—Œ π–²π—π—Žπ–½π–Ύπ—‡π—π—Œ 𝖭𝖾𝖾𝖽 π—π—ˆ π–ͺπ—‡π—ˆπ—

For students,Β internshipsΒ are often hallowed asΒ theΒ way to successfully start your career. But how necessary are they to actually getting a job? Do all (or most) students do them? Who doesn’t, and why? We gathered key internship statistics to determine how popular internships are and how helpful they are when landing a job post-graduation.

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Besides employability, internships can be a great way to gain experience, skills, andΒ networkingΒ connections, all while learning more about what it’s like to work at a company and within a specific field.

β€œInternships can help students gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their interests and career goals,” says Matthew Warzel, certified professional resume writer and former Fortune 500Β recruiter. β€œBy working in a professional environment, they can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in their future careers.”

Top 3 Takeaways:

Internships Boost Employment Prospects: Interns, especially paid ones, are significantly more likely to receive job offers post-graduation. Paid interns receive an average of 1.61 job offers compared to 0.95 for unpaid interns, and 0.77 for non-interns. Some companies, like PwC, offer full-time positions to over 90% of their interns.

Barriers to Internship Participation: Despite the benefits, many students face barriers to securing internships. Nearly two-thirds of non-interns wanted to intern but couldn’t due to reasons like insufficient pay, heavy course loads, or lack of information on finding internships. These barriers highlight the importance of seeking resources and support for landing internships.

Diversity and Equity in Internships: Internship participation varies significantly across different demographic groups. White students are more likely to hold internships than minority students. Additionally, first-generation college students are less likely to intern compared to their continuing-generation peers. Financial constraints also play a role, as many students need to work paid jobs instead of taking unpaid internships.

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