Ch 4: Maximizing the Impact of an Internship

About This Chapter

The video lessons in this chapter teach you how to maximize the impact of your internship. You'll get tips on making the most of your internship experience so you can use it to launch into your career.

Maximizing the Impact of an Internship: Chapter Summary

Securing an internship could potentially be beneficial to your future career, but this isn't always the case. Let our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors teach you how to utilize your time as an intern and use it to become a better job candidate. This chapter will help you with:

Maximizing your internship's career potential

Students typically take on internships to make themselves more attractive to future employers. An internship could equip you with valuable skills in your chosen field, but you can't sit back passively and expect those skills to fall into your lap. We'll show you how you can maximize the career potential of your internship.


One of the benefits of an internship is that it can introduce you to professionals who have connections in the field you want to go into. These professionals are valuable resources who could put in the good word for you with their colleagues or offer you a job. Let us teach you the how-tos of networking so you can increase your chances of career success.

Finding a career mentor

Who better to offer you career advice than someone who already has a lot of experience in the field? Our qualified guidance counselors will go over the value of career mentors and show you how to find and relate to one.

Advancing in your career

Once you begin working in your chosen career, your opportunities to grow and advance don't end. Learn how to be proactive when it comes to acquiring new skills and setting new career goals. Become familiar with the career advancement process and see what to expect as you become more experienced.

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