Students at GCC can sign up for a virtual workshop discussing internship opportunities in their field of interest on February 15, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. During this workshop students will learn what internships entail, the paperwork required, and how to apply.
Internships are short-term work experience opportunities and a great way for students to get real-life experience in their field of interest. Interns are exposed to the daily responsibilities and projects of a company and get a chance to learn more about the company and the industry itself. Not only that, internships are a great way to make connections with others who can help students as they enter the job market. There are many other advantages to obtaining an internship. For example, job applicants with work experience have a competitive edge over those who only have relevant coursework. Work experience also allows students to learn new skills and demonstrate what they know. Internships are also a good way to see if students enjoy the company atmosphere and the job position (or figure out that the job wasn’t what they pictured and may not be a good fit). A major benefit is that internships can lead to full-time job offers. While many internships are unpaid, students can find ones that offer hourly wages or even offer perks such as admittance to social events or compensation for relocation costs. The link to register for GCC’s internship workshop can be found here: All Things Internship and How to Apply, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – GCC Upcoming Events | Glendale Community College, AZ (gccaz.edu).
In the meantime, check out these internship tips from TheMuse.com:
Start early: Look at local businesses or some of your favorite organizations to see if they offer internships, even if you don’t plan on applying right away. At least this will give you a list of potential places when you are ready.
Shape up your resume: GCC offers resume building workshops as well. Check the Calendar of Events on GCC’s website for a list of dates.
Work on your interview skills: This is as much an opportunity for a company to find out more about you as it is a chance for you to learn more about them. Be prepared with your own questions for the interviewer and check out this article to learn what you might expect: 8 Common Internship Interview Questions (and How to Answer… | The Muse
Finally, use all the resources at your disposal, including GCC teachers, counselors, campus career fairs, and the GCC Career and Employment Services office.