I feel that quality internships are essential to develop key skills that you can't get in a classroom.
Skills such as multitasking, communicating, learning to deal with diversity, and dealing with deadlines are different when you are working for someone else, not yourself like you do in college.
I was only able to gain this experience because of the requirement to complete a semester internship.
It was an invaluable tool to help me figure out what I want to do." "Open communication was one of the strongest and most apparent skills that I learned during my internship.
I was dreading it in the beginning, but now I am so happy it was required.
As much as the curriculum changes, I hope that class remains constant." "We all know that practical experience is the best, and internships give students that hands-on experience they need.I contacted them to ask if they would like an intern for the summer, and after meeting with Mrs.Kent and going over my resume and internship objectives, I was ready to go!I believe that entirely this was because of my background experience I learned in my internship.The internship taught me exactly all of the required skills and tasks needed to have a career in my field. The man that hired me said that I blew him away with all of my experience and knowledge just coming out of college.I felt in the beginning that I would really have a head start being that I am a senior and have taken all my classes already but I realized that I don’t think any amount of classes will ever prepare you for all the world has to offer.Don’t get me wrong, I feel that Auburn did a wonderful job teaching me but I feel that it is most valuable if combined with first hand work .Internships are also a great way to network with people in the industry.My boss and co-workers were great about giving me contacts and referring me to open positions in the industry." "I learned that customer service is hard. There are people in this world that are simply difficult.I found that my boss and fellow staff members appreciated it more if I asked too many questions to make sure I really understood what it was doing and that I did it correctly.If I had not worked with such cooperative and helpful people, I probably would have been too intimidated to ask questions in my next job.