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5 Reasons You Should Intern Before Graduating

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Why Intern

Many students may be questioning whether or not it’s worth it to participate in an internship or other experiential learning opportunity during college. Some students may think they don’t have enough time, they’re not prepared enough, or they’d rather wait until they graduate and find a full-time job. But in today’s job market, an internship might just be the best way to stand out from other candidates. On top of that, an internship, co-op, apprenticeship, job shadow or other part-time work experience can be beneficial in other ways as well:   Learn what you like  An internship is when someone works for an organization … / Read more »

After School: Ideas for Boosting Your Resume after Graduation

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An article by contributor Brooke Chaplan. You’re finally ready to hit the job market and earn some extra money right out of high school, but chances are your resume is pretty thin. By looking carefully at the activities you already do and getting some volunteer work in, you’ll be able to fill out your resume and impress potential employers. Know Your Skills Many students don’t have a lot of work experience right out of school but you may have more marketable skills than you think. Most high school students already know how to use word processing programs like Excel and … / Read more »

How can I find a counseling internship and complete my degree?

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Irene at Long Island University – Hudson asked: “I’m planning on completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, but I’m required to find an internship in order to graduate. I’ve submitted dozens of applications, requested assistance from my school, and even used my Master’s in Gerontology to widen my opportunities, but to no avail. How can I find an internship and finish my degree on time?” Thank you for your question, Irene. Your situation is not uncommon in counseling and care programs across the country. Students are often left in charge of finding their own practicum opportunities, and may feel lost, … / Read more »