The post-graduate internship has, in many cases, replaced the entry level job, which is creating a ripple effect across the entire marketplace. The fact is, the job market has been flooded with a pool of highly educated and very cheap labor.
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.
During spring break college students everywhere flock to big cities, warm temperatures, or their couch at home. While all of these options are fun and relaxing, there are many different ways to take advantage of your vacation.
It's not necessarily that colleges aren't preparing students for the tasks associated with first jobs, but rather they aren't preparing graduates for all the life-skills necessary for "life on the other side."