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Did having an internship help you land a job?

When you’re a kid, you don’t have to worry about much apart from accidentally trading your Shiny Pokémon card and Ginger Spice breaking up the Spice Girls (trauma). Then you get into college and realize you have to start thinking about the most adult of things: jobs. Some folks swear by internships, claiming they help give experience and contacts to help them land a full-time position right away. Others call bull, chalking internships up to nothing but free labor and a massive waste of time. Thoughts? 

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A lot of people attribute their first job after school to having a succession of internships. These internships gave them work experience in the field they sought to pursue. This helped lead to a beefed-up résumé as well as an understanding of a work environment, automatically giving them a leg-up for when they got their first real position. Can you say, “fast track”?

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There’s also the opportunity for one to make connections at their internships, which are undoubtedly useful in finding full-time jobs. And it’s not like all internships are unpaid. So intern away, folks, intern away. 

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Who have you spoken to (that you trust or respect or even like) who authentically credits the start of their career to having an internship? No one, right? Many instead experience having their time wasted (while not getting any compensation, mind) for doing menial tasks such as getting coffee or even cleaning up the office in some cases. We’ll take paid waiting jobs any day of the week (which, by the way, teach you way more valuable skills and cash), thanks. 

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Internships are undoubtedly the biggest scams in the history of ever. Not only are the majority of them unpaid, but there are some that “give” you college credits, meaning you have to pay them. So, take our advice: skip the internship, concentrate on grades, and save up. You’ll get authentic, useful job experience sooner than you’d think without ever having to take someone’s laundry to the dry-cleaning… 

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Did having an internship help you land a job?
A festive crown for the winner
#InternshipsVeryHelpful
#InternshipsUseless