Most large companies have internship opportunities and every college student should embrace the chance to obtain real working experience prior to graduating. Internships are quite beneficial for both parties:
For companies this is a great way to teach interns how to complete assignments and daily tasks that are specific to a job. Internships also allow companies to evaluate prospective future full-time employees, and to mentor and grow these individuals early on.
For students, internships provide a number of benefits, including:
- experiencing what goes on in their career field of interest prior to graduating, and this way, possibly influence their class and coursework decisions to better suit their future career goals.
- great networking opportunities since interns work hand-in-hand with full-time working professionals.
- getting their foot in the door early and easing the pressure of the after graduation job hunt.
At many companies there are full-time job opportunities after the internship has finished. As long as you complete your tasks and can demonstrate that you would make a good employee for the company, this is a great way for a potential employer to see how you behave, work, and interact with teams. Treat an internship as a long interview and perform your best. There is a lot of competition in the working world and internships only set you apart that much more.
The best way to learn about internships is to go to your campus career center, they usually have internship postings listed on their job boards. If you want to be even more proactive, companies usually actively recruit interns during the school year, so stay up to date on the latest career fairs, information sessions or any other company marketing events.
If you are interested in learning more about Accenture internship opportunities, please check out the internship and student programs
section of our careers website. In addition, you can view our available internship opportunities on careers.accenture.com/jobs
, search by keyword ‘intern’.