Internships are crucial for education, training, and professional and personal development of job candidates. As competition for jobs increase, it is even more important for students to seek internship opportunities to prepare themselves as quality candidates for you as an employer.
Internships provide the competitive edge that set students apart from other candidates by providing the practical work experience needed to be successful. When students complete one or more internships, it is an indicator that they have gained exposure and are prepared for the professional workplace. Equally, internships help students build the professional interpersonal skills necessary for success in their careers.
Internships and cooperative education experiences are a great business (and non-profit) practice, as they allow you to provide students an opportunity to integrate their classroom study within a real-world work environment. In addition to benefiting students, employers who offer these experiences gain these competitive edge in hiring with these advantages: