It is quite intimidating to conquer the business world when you barely have any experience. But there is no better way to overcome this fear than facing it. If you still think that you are not ready to start a full-time job yet, summer is full of internship opportunities. So pick yourself one, because an internship is totally worth your time.
Not convinced yet? Keep reading, and we will give five reasons why an internship is an experience you will never regret.
Be an experienced fresh graduate
As you hit your twenties, you realize that you have no time to waste and every single day counts. Don’t start from scratch after graduation. With an internship, you can be steps ahead in your career before your graduation. If you think you have lower chances of getting a full-time job as a fresh grad or undergrad student, then an internship is the option that fits you perfectly. Bear in mind that more than 70% of applicants on our WUZZUF Internship Program passed the screening phase and got interviews for the internship vacancies they applied for.
Grow in a real work environment
Although I haven’t been an intern, it was intimidating to face the real work environment with no prior experience. If you feel the same way, the only thing that can cut the fearful train of thoughts is to face that fear and be in a real workplace. Learning from a real-life experience while being an intern helps you deal with everyday challenges. Also, it is a plus to be an intern when you first get in touch with the real world. Everyone knows you are here to learn so they won’t expect too much of you, and it is your job to impress them, not the other way around. Along with the technical experience you gain, you start to develop your soft skills. Your internship experience will help to be more aware of your potential and to identify your weakness and strengths so you can improve yourself later.
Remember most of the interview questions are about your leadership and communication skills, and problem-solving abilities. These skills we don’t learn at school, but they matter for your professional success.
Increase your chances to a full-time job
An internship is not only a chance to learn, but you also have a great chance to get a job out of it. In fact, over 45% of the interns of WUZZUF Internship Program, were offered a full-time job by the end of their internships. The internship-providing institution trained you in the first place because they are basically looking for passionate, creative wizards. Even if this institution didn’t offer you a job, you are not the green student anymore.
Salsabeel Amr, who started her internship at WUZZUF in 2016, is now a full-time Marketing Intelligence Specialist. Speaking about her internship experience,”at first, my motivation was to invest in time and learn something new.” She adds,”I never imagined that I would gain all these experiences in such a short time. I never wanted my internship to end, and I was lucky I continued in a full-time position”. At a startup, like WUZZUF, Salsabeel got the chance to learn new things and grow in her career. “In a student activity, you may develop your soft skills, but in a workplace, you learn to do things professionally.”In a student activity, you may develop your soft skills, but in a workplace, you learn to do things professionallyClick To Tweet
Make proven career decisions
You would never know what you want to do in your professional life unless you try yourself. Yet, you don’t want to waste years after graduation to find your passion, while you can start now. Even if you don’t know where to start now, you can search by the field or industry, i.e., media, engineering, software development or others, and check the available vacancies. During your internship, you will identify the areas of interest and job roles you are passionate about.
One real-life example is Salsabeel Amr’s story. Salsabeel originally planned to do postgraduate studies. However, after she started her internship at WUZZUF, she discovered her passion for different marketing roles and decided to move forward in her marketing career and do her postgraduate studies based on her professional choices.
Internship makes you a better learner
If you think that you may not be able to balance between your academic and work commitments, worry no more. Actually, an internship will help you to learn in action and achieve better in your academic assignments, especially field assignments. For instance, if you started an internship in the public relations and advertising industry, you would learn what it takes to launch a successful campaign and how to handle last-minute pre-event problems, that your university projects will be a piece of cake!
If you are thrilled to start an internship, WUZZUF is where you can find best opportunities. Don’t let the summer pass before you seize the right opportunity.