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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Internships 101: Is it important and why?

Internships are work-related learning experiences that provide students with an opportunity to gain important knowledge and skills in a specific career field.

As a career builder, internships are a chance to gain exposure to career fields of interest without making a permanent commitment.

Ask yourself...would you buy a pair of shoes without trying them on?  No!  So, why would you follow a college plan for a career you don't have first-hand experience in?  Internships are a great way to get that experience before you start taking college classes.

There are many resources available for finding an internship.  Many organizations or businesses use internships as a way to assess and train potential candidates for jobs. Internships are an excellent way to gain experience and try out one or more careers.  Internships let you see what it’s actually like working in a specific field.

Like chips you can't just have one!  Students will often do several internships to give them exposure to a variety of related jobs or even to check out various careers of interest. If you are interested in finding an internship, talk to your teacher, college mentor or campus guidance counselor.  SBISD offers a number of internship opportunities for interested students and one of the best places to start is the SBISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program.

1 comment:

  1. Hey SBISD Juniors & Seniors…I have several GREAT Internships already being set up for next year. So if you see yourself in future careers like Law, Advertising, Journalism, Health Science, Technologies and Veterinarian Sciences among many others, send me an email and introduce yourself…I would love to set up a meeting with you…and bring your parents along if you can really help:)
    We have a ton of fun taking the classroom into the real world!!!
    Looking forward to hearing from you… I am at the “AWESOME” Guthrie Center.
    Ms. Miller