Internships play a vital role in expanding skills and provide a student to imbibe the professional understanding while working at an organisation. Most big organisations hire interns for assignments that can be paid, unpaid or partially paid. Internships in general are an additional benefit, also companies highly consider students for employment who are well versed with the work environment and have an insight of professional etiquette.
Post COVID-19 Interns will get an advantage of getting employment due to hands-on experience in pandemic situations across the world and they are open to spreading their wings to handle any new policies to address the industry.
There are various benefits of interning, not only does the experience count but also the knowledge acquired helps in career enhancement. With an increasingly connected world, the job market is now as competitive as ever. Going to a top university or graduating top of your class might not be enough to land your dream job. An internship abroad can be a key competitive advantage for students, graduates and young professionals.
The Institute for the International Education of Students surveyed its own students who interned abroad and found that 84% said their experience abroad helped them build job skills, and 89% reported getting a job within six months of graduation.
Make your CV standout
Gaining professional experience in another country clearly distinguishes you from the rest in an increasingly competitive global labour market. Doing one or more internships abroad is an excellent way to shine up your resume and make you stand out when the top jobs are distributed and also provide you with the necessary experience and prove that you possess key skills. Only a small number of students and graduates are opting to undertake an internship abroad. It demonstrates confidence, initiative, and interpersonal skills. These are all important attributes any potential future employer will be looking for in any career field.
Choose a diverse range of fields
With a little effort you should be able to find an internship opportunity in whatever field you are interested in (like IT, HR, Marketing, Research, Art, Design, Media, Law, Engineering, Pharma, Hospitality, Mgmt., Banking). The sheer amount and diversity of internship opportunities around the world should be a huge influencer in your decision to intern abroad. There are also a number of internship & placement providers who are ready and willing to help match you with the perfect internship abroad in any country and organisation for you.
Expand your global network
An international internship will provide you the opportunity to build a global network in industry you are dreaming of. This can introduce you to any investor, employer, Mentor and influential industry experts where you can shape your career, or ideas to choose the best profession.
Higher chances of Job Placement & PR
The abroad internship in any country across the world like US, UK, Canada, Singapore. France. UAE and many more every year invite international students for summer internship, live project & virtual internship during their study or post bachelor programs on paid basis.
The Industry expert said the ratio of getting employment after internship is much higher but it completely depends on the skills and extraordinary performance of interns during the assigned project.
The writer is Director, Edu Brain Overseas
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