The Importance of Internships

STORI jobs has been working hard to develop strategic partnerships with colleges and universities across Oregon/SW Washington. Internships are critical to landing your first job. This article shines a light on the opportunities that internships provide.

Internships are very important to an employer’s diversity recruiting strategy for various reasons. First and foremost, interns represent an opportunity to evaluate the best and the brightest talent graduating from school. Often times, recent college graduates bring with them new ideas and skills to the workplace.

In a recent article, “Internships+Mentoring=A Win-Win,” Erin Sember-Chase outlines how interns are good at examining existing processes, and can often identify alternative approaches to problem solving (Sember, 2014). In addition to new ideas, interns are also well versed on the most current technology.