The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that employers find their own internship programs as the most effective resource for recruiting college graduates for full-time positions. In fact, the same employers reported that about 32% of their new hires came from their internship program. Additionally, 54% of respondents said that their new hires had some internship experience.
Internships are a natural bridge from college into the workforce. An intern has the opportunity to gain work experience, develop skills, explore career options, and establish a professional network. The internship experience is valuable for both the intern and the employer. A wide variety of online and campus based resources are available to students seeking internships.They include the HireACane system, Internships.com, career fairs and expos, and a multitude of books in the Toppel Library. Explore the Legality of Internships: Fair Labor Standards Act