Hello! As this post is going up, I officially start my new full-time internship! Yes, an internship. You are probably thinking, “You spent four years and thousands of dollars to get a degree and your first move is to get an internship?”
I wasn’t fully aware of how having an internship after college isn’t the ideal choice for most college graduates. I found out while listening to a friend discussing an summer internship offer she received. She declined it, “Why would I want an internship after spending all this time on a degree for a job?”
There’s this mindset that once you get your degree you are will magically be handed a job in your intended career field. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way all the time. There’s also the mindset that internships are only for current students. Graduate are suppose to get jobs, not internships.
I’m here to tell you that there should be no shame in getting an internship right after graduation. While the ideal situation is to get a full-time job, an internship has many perks that will help eventually land a job. Here are some reasons you may consider taking an internship post-graduation: Continue reading