Internship programs are much like maps -- difficult to comprehend at first. But once you have the right knowledge, learning how to direct your internship program can turn into the ultimate road trip.
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When I was a senior in high school, I was accepted into the Student Rising Above (SRA) scholarship and mentoring program. They gave me the courage to tell my story of resiliency and survival.
The "current trend" for high school students has been to "design" your own internship. High school internships are becoming popular because they provide an essential jump-start to students.
Working as an intern at a startup is the fast track to an awesome job, because an internship with a superb recommendation puts you ahead of everyone else.
Completing the long list of classes for our course curriculum is always the first things on our minds but should all of these things be the only focus on our minds? What about internships?
Internships provide a solid foundation on which a career can be built. In addition to gaining workplace skills, students are more likely to see the connection between school, work and their career goals.
A strong internship program is a powerful tool for attracting top talent; companies can build a strong relationship with schools or other talent pools. But they can also be a reputational WMD.
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