Is an internship valuable when it comes to applying for a graduate job?

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CAnderson798
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Is an internship valuable when it comes to applying for a graduate job?

I’m thinking of doing an internship but am not sure of the value. Anybody done one before?

TerryF166
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About internship and graduate job?

Internships provide opportunities to experiment and pursue careers that match academic and personal interests. There are many benefits to completing an internship including the development of strong teamwork skills balanced with the exercise of individual responsibility, the opportunity to experiment with jobs that match academic and personal interests, the chance to develop industry-specific abilities while enjoying the advantages of a liberal arts education. Internships also increase the likelihood of building professional networking contacts and mentoring relationships. Internships help students become viable, experienced job applicants when seeking employment after graduation. In fact, many employers consider internship experience in the hiring process, and often look to their own interns as the best potential candidates for full-time positions. I am a chemical engineer and did my internship with one major Oil and Gas company in Hong Kong through http://www.theinterngroup.com/hong-kong/ where I learned a lot. The projects assigned to me really tested and honed my ability to stay and I gained a useful experience. where I got to work with senior staff. I was assigned one of the major roles , which exposed me to the tremendous amount of work. Really, I think one must go for company internship to achieve the success in career.

peter756
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Internships are valuable

Hi there,

Internships are definitely very valuable for several reasons:

1) Understanding the industry
2) Getting hands on experience
3) Networking
4) Proving yourself

It is also appreciated when you finish your studies if you already have a few internship experiences.
I would consider hong kong internships - apply directly on http://www.internshipinasia.com for the location is business friendly. Or you can also consider Singapore and check out http://sg.jobsdb.com

Look at the various programs companies offers, speak with previous interns.

You will really benefit from all of this.

All the best,

Cheers

AnneLie
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Yes ! Go for it.

I think internships are valuable. Not only to gain work experience, build a network but also boost your CV and the most important thing: You'll broaden your horizon and develop personally (and professionally of course) ! I recommand this site http://www.nextstepconnections.com/internship-shanghai for internships in China. Also they have programs in Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore.
You can also check out some expacts forum and read intern stories - it helps a lot and gives you other thoughts why an internship is good.
Hope it helps you out a bit...

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