The Truth About Internships And Why You Need One During College


There is a saying that “Youth has no age.” It is the most important milestone in your life. You do not have to bombard yourself with the burden of “finding the meaning of life,” “make a successful life strategy” or even find your true sense of purpose. All you need to do is start. Does not matter how and where you start, as long as you do begin somewhere.

With youth unemployment on the rise, it has become the motto of few of the most powerful governments in the world to eradicate this cause. But what they aren’t aware of is, most companies especially start-ups require a young, fresh and amateur mind who have the blood rush to learn and work hard.

If you have cold feet about that internship offer or about pursuing one, read on to find out why they are the best that could happen to you:


Knocking on doors:

The very essence of hiring a college going student, is that he or she is new blood. They are unaware of office-politics, corporate-manuals and what not. That is a major plus point for the recruiters. If you are unsure of the kind of job you are looking for, grab the first genuine offer you find. Who knows? You would find your path to success. For ex: If you are pursuing an engineering degree but get into content writing as a hobby, you might soon find yourself on the journey of becoming the next Stephen King and if not, the next Stephen Hawking.


Create maximum impact:

The best part about doing an internship during your college degree is that you get to grow your network. Sometimes the only difference between missing your dream job and scoring it is that one stable decision you were reluctant to make. The decision of accepting growth. An internship gives you the golden opportunity to expand your personal branding and also you now have a few of the most reputable folks in your pocket when you need that recommendation letter for your future jobs. That is, if you do a good job.


Test drive your career options:

An internship, be it a web development, blogging, marketing, photography or even an unpaid NGO service, all that matters is the experience. This might be a doubtful confession, but few of the internships can take you to places you might never visit again.


Developing and inculcating skills galore:

You might have the confidence required, but the question is, do you have the skill? The interpersonal skills are only the first step towards a successful career. An internship helps you communicate with people on a professional level, something a classroom can never teach you. Also, if you are afraid of facing the professional world after you graduate, an internship will set you right.


The big bucks:

We have heard the quote “Time is Money.” The truth is not all internships are paid, but there are a few like certain start ups who aim at recruiting college students for website design, content curating, marketing etc. You will earn ample lot of knowledge, experience and of course money. That is a very good deal, if you ask us. Also, your experience trumps over your aggregate any day. With that in mind, go out there and only give your best.


When you say “ I don’t need an internship, I have insurmountable obstacles in my way” because of your busy schedule, assignments or social life, remember prioritizing is extremely important. The bottom line is, you figure out how to take control of your time and resources and get yourself motivated.

It’s that important.


In case you’re looking to experience life in the startup ecosystem, we @ SlicePay offer multiple dynamic opportunities. Checkout Internships @ SlicePay .

— Post by Hita Prem, Content-Writer, SlicePay

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The Truth About Internships And Why You Need One During College

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