5 Myths About Internships That You Should Seriously Stop Believing

5 Myths About Internships That You Should Seriously Stop Believing

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Brian Giroux

Brian Giroux is an experienced college admissions advisor and co-founder of Capital College Consulting. He is a Professional Member of Independent Educational Consulting Association (IECA). He has worked with students from over 30 countries to help provide guidance through the US admissions process.

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Annie - August 26, 2017

Please STOP telling interns that if they’re good they’ll get a full-time gig out of it. Companies can’t just willy-nilly create entry-level positions for all their good interns. The chances of having an open entry-level position ready of an intern to compete for are slim. Internships make candidates more competitive, but it’s not an easy entry door, let alone an automatic one.

Taking an unpaid internship means acquiring debt, spending out savings or having someone else support you (those other benefits don’t include a place to live or groceries!) Telling interns it’s OK to do this because “as long as you prove your worth, that work will pay off and you’ll be promoted to a full-time paid position right out of school!” is disingenuous.


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