During the course of her academic career, Caroline McCaul worked at Clear Channels Radio Station as a Marketing Intern, in addition to interning at San Miguel de Allende in 2014. This has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of the value of internships and she highlights the following benefits for people to consider.
Better Job Prospects
Having an internship on your résumé demonstrates that you are able to handle yourself in a work environment while also showing that you have taken initiative to gain experience. They can often act as the gateway into the career of your dreams, allowing you to work your way up if you are determined enough.
You Can Experiment
A lot of young people aren’t completely sure about what type of career will be the right fit for them, even after leaving college. An internship gives you the opportunity to gain experience in a field that you might be interested in, allowing you to determine whether or not that particular career path is right for you. If it isn’t, you will still have gained valuable experience that could be used to pursue another role.
Developing Teamwork Skills
Though Caroline McCaul points out that many school and college projects place an emphasis on teamwork, it is not until you enter the workplace that you begin to understand how to actually work alongside others for the benefit of a company. An internship allows you to develop these skills, demonstrating the importance of working alongside others while also taking personal responsibility for your time.