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College Internships Often Lead to Jobs

Internships provide excellent access to employment for all college students.  Targeted internships help to bridge the gap from college graduation to your first full time job.

Recently Penny Loretto a writer for About.com points out Five Tips for Find Summer Internships during Spring Break.  Ms. Loretto advises to research internship opportunities through your colleges.


Another good resource about the value of internships is posted on the University of California, Santa Barbara Career Services site:  http://www.career.ucsb.edu/students/internships/index.html,.


You will increase your chances of obtaining a job of your choice through your internship by following these steps.


1)  First identify your career goal based upon your interests, skills, personality traits and values.  You want a job/internship to fit you.


2)  Determine the major industries in the location of your choice.  Each…

Internships Even Benefit Older Workers - Tips from a Seattle, Bellevue, WA Career Counselor

As I mentioned in a previous article, Internships often lead to Jobs, internships not only can provide entry into the job market but can also offer skill development. In the March 15, 2009 issue of the Seattle Times Job Market section, the article, Getting Inventive in Tough Job Market, describes how an older worker is retooling for the new job market by participating in an internship. 


I can relate with the older worker, Ms. Draegin, who is using an internship to learn new skills such as writing blogs, tags and URLs that are new vocabulary to many of us older workers.  Also, like her I have learned to use the new social working sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to promote my business and to teach my clients new avenues for finding jobs.  And yes, we may have to reverse our situation and request help from young…

Top Internship Tips that Lead to Jobs - Strategies from a Career Counselor (Seattle, Bellevue, WA)

Internships provide excellent access to employment for all college students.  Targeted internships help to bridge the gap from college graduation to your first full time job.


Recently Penny Loretto a writer for About.com points out Five Tips for Find Summer Internships during Spring Break.  Ms. Loretto advises to research internship opportunities through your colleges.


Another good resource about the value of internships is posted on the University of California, Santa Barbara Career Services site:  http://www.career.ucsb.edu/students/internships/index.html .

You will increase your chances of obtaining a job of your choice through your internship by following these steps.


1)  First identify your career goal based upon your interests, skills, personality traits and values.  You want a job/internship to fit you.


2)  Determine the major industries in the location of your choice.  Each metropolitan…

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