According to www.internships.com an internship is "an official program offered by an employer to potential employees. Interns work either part time or full time at a company for a certain period of time"(www.internship.com, 2018).
Internships are a great experience for both the student and the employer. The internship can provide the student with real life workplace training and projects to assist with the students career growth. Additionally, many employers like the State of Ohio provide paid internships.
The employer benefits are numerous as well. The employer can gain cutting edge information from students and build a talent pipeline with potential employees. Addtionally, the college interns can share their work experiences with their peers in school. This word of mouth marketing is a huge benefit to an organization.
Here are a few tips for employers to attract college interns.
Attend campus job and career fairs.Conduct informational presentations on campus.Connect with Career Services Staff on campus.Post your internship openings on social media.
Here are a few tips for college students.
Begin looking for internships your freshman year in college.Attend campus job and career fairs to network with employers.Create a LinkedIn profile and connect with employers on this website.Visit careers.ohio.gov for all open internships with the State of Ohio.
In closing, I would love to hear your comments or suggestions regarding internships. For employers can you provide insight about your companies intern program? For college students what was the best internship you had?
Make it a great day.