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Interships which ones are right for you?

Hi , my name is Demetrio i'm a current undergad student at devry university im majoring in Network systems Administrator and would like to express some useful thought to those who dont have a clue about how to gain experience in your field that will be suitable in the future so,
If you're a college student and wish to pursue your career further what are some places you might attend to gain experience? Well Basically if you're looking for experience a good way is to look for specific intern ships that are relevant to your field, such as it is always a good idea to get entry level jobs that post to your career as a stepping stone. So to add to that i would also like to mention that getting certified in things that are relevant to your field helps a lot to get your foot in the door, from what i heard most companies only care if you posses such certification without always asking what you know about it. So some things to look at are , in indeed for internships or even events that could allow you to network with people in your field. #college #internships #network #entrylevel #engineering #administrators #networking

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Francine P.’s Answer

When considering what internship is best for you, it is important to define what you are looking to gain from participating in an internship program. Most importantly, what sector you are looking to explore and skills you want to learn. Research the industry climate, what companies are doing well and what companies offer internships. If it is an industry and/or company that you are considering for your career path, I would encourage you to be open to accepting intern positions outside of your desired career not only for the knowledge you stand to gain, but for the exposure and visibility that could help you better navigate your career.
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Saqib’s Answer

Demetrio, I agree internships are terrific opportunities offered by companies and organizations for prospective students. It is really a two-way street, the company gets to see what kind of an employee you are and can benefit from having "fresh eyes" -as a leader at my current internship put it. As for the intern, they get a chance to see first hand what the day to days are like for their given career and it is a chance for them to see if it is truly what they want, as sometimes there is a major difference between hearing and seeing.

I agree it is important to find internships related to your career, but I would not let that limit you too much. It is ok to intern in a position that may be different than your exact career choice as this can give your experiences variety and may help you see things more dynamically than your peers in the future. Internships are the time to explore and find yourself without 100% commitment that would come with a full-time job offer.
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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Demetrio! Excellent advice! I would also recommend joining a student or professional organization to help you network with those either in your field or those who are hoping to be in your field. If your college does not have any on-campus organization to fit your major, start one!

Best of luck with everything!

Ashley recommends the following next steps:

Join or start a relevant student organization on campus
Join a professional organization within your field and get involved with them. Network and attend their events.
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Nikhil’s Answer

Internships are something which will open a door for our interests as it shows the initial steps to that field and there our decision comes to choose that field or not.
And we also can see Internships as a study place where we can enhance our skills. And companies also will look into this internships because it adds a maximum to our resume.

I hope this will be helpful in choosing internships.
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Dylann’s Answer

Great post, I agree 100% that internships in the field you're interested in and also obtaining a certificate always helps. I would also mention that, knowing someone in a company of interest definitely helps. Wether it is a recruiter, manager or associate who works on the team that you're interested in. I was able to connect with my company's co-founder and that's how I was able to land my internship here at Okta and since then have connected with multiple other professionals in my career field.
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