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Is it better to have internship or part time Job ?

I am a high school student in my junior year I am looking for internships,but I am also thinking about getting a part time job.
I'm just curious if having an internship is better than having a part time job? #jobs #internship #life

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Ryan’s Answer

Both are very good options, though I would lean more towards in an internship for two reasons. The first is that an internship will generally be in a field that you're interested in. While they may not always pay well and you might be stuck making copies, you'll have access to watch and learn about what the day to day in your career might look like and some of the major people involved. That can be enough to let you know whether you'd like to work in that industry before you spend four years in college, if that's your plan.


The second reason is that internships might also look better on your college application, especially if you're applying to a program that a lot of people are looking to get into. It'll show that you have more than just a fleeting interest and that you're serious about pursuing it.


However, internships may not pay that much, if at all. So if finances are a big consideration, you would have to take that into account.


Good luck!

Thank you comment icon I would second Ryan's opinion on this. Jared Chung, Admin
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Simeon’s Answer

If you can get an internship related to your job, it will be much more beneficial to you, especially if its a choice between an internship in a career field you'd like to be in someday versus a part time job that's only benefit is the income. Make sure to make connections during your internship and partake in any social events that you're invited to as part of your internship.
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Lalitha’s Answer

Internships can lead to full time opportunities in the field of your choice - if you do a great job. Some internships are paid and some are not. So if money is not a factor and if you are a junior in college, I would strongly recommend taking an internship and trying to convert it to a full time offer at a later date.

Since you are in high school, a part time job may be a better idea. It will teach you to interact with customers, manage money, be responsible, teach you great time management and communications skill sets. But make sure that your school work does not suffer due to the part time job. Good luck!
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