Did you ever think about hiring students and organizing internships? Internship is a work-related experience. It provides students and career changers an opportunity to gain important knowledge and skills in a particular career field.
Especially students can only learn the work process once they participate in day to day activities of any organization, I was helping friends at mycareertools.com to organize a new GED online learning center and we hired students for 5 days to test everything.
It was really a good decision and we learn a lot, for example how people (adult learners) doubt in their capabilities so GED lessons need to be organized around this issue. So, I would recommend everyone to get involved with organizing internship in your company.
Internship provides an opportunity to experiment and pursue career that matches talent and interest. It is an excellent way to gain job experience with future benefits. Working as an intern you can be much ahead from the rest while searching a permanent job.
Any internship experience does not pay off in future. If you really want that this knowledge is counted be definite about your career. To determine what will be the perfect career move work with a career counselor and self assess. Many companies along with educational institution undertake job shadow programs. It enables a student to find out how he will like to be in a profession.
Once you have explored your specific interest, finding an internship is similar to job hunting. You have to follow job sites and renowned companies’ websites to search for your dream job. You have to prepare yourself well to be accepted in a renowned company. Impressive resume is an important thing that you need before you proceed for an internship interview.
Internships can be in a wide variety of fields. Jobs of internships are most common in medical, architecture, science, business, engineering, law, technology and advertising fields. There are intern jobs in non-profit organizations also. While former jobs are mostly paid the latter is unpaid.
These jobs can be part time or full time. These are part time during the university year and full in summers. Internship jobs last for 6-12 weeks. The tenure can extend depending upon a company. Usually companies absorb an intern if he can meet their expectations during the training period.
Thus, before you begin the job it is very important to know what exactly employers’ want from you. Apart from performing excellently, an intern has to
- Manage time properly
- Develop interpersonal communication
- Sharpen specific skills required in the particular field
If you think you have that amount of skills and expertise you have no reason move back.
If all this sounds boring for work from home careers, remember the book the Millionaire Next Door by T J Stanley and W D Danko? It was a bestseller because it pointed out how ordinary so many millionaires are you would fail to realize you are living next door to one. Ordinary maybe, however think how dramatically they have improved their lives by simple choices over the years.