Internship Information for Parents
Internships are valuable experiences for your students. Internships provide hands-on learning experiences in the students’ academic area that build professional skills. On a resume, they are a great way to demonstrate a student has worked in the field. Potential employers find internships beneficial, and are more likely to hire a student who has done at least one internship in his/her field.
Internships also help students better define their professional areas of interest. They build confidence. Students who have done internships show they are more connected to their studies and get better grades. Students also gain a number of skills that all employers value, such as, time management, leadership, teamwork, communication skills, and more.
If your student has not talked about doing an internship, suggest the idea. Give input. Listen to your student’s thoughts. Encourage your student to talk with his or her faculty advisor.