Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Value of a Summer Job vs. an Internship

I’ve lined up this really great summer job, but it’s not an internship.  I’m concerned that it will look bad if I don’t have an internship on my resume.

1 comment:

USDCareerBlog said...

If by “really great,” you mean the summer job provides excellent experience, and is challenging and interesting – then it seems like a keeper. The most important aspects of any summer position (whether an internship, volunteer experience, or part or full-time job), is the quality of the experience and the skills you’ll learn and apply.

Do some of the following apply to this summer job?

Are you gaining valuable experience and skills that may relate to your future career? Will future employers be impressed by your responsibilities in this position? Is the position challenging and interesting? Is the position in an industry of interest to you? Are there possible networking opportunities? Is there a chance this position could lead to a full-time position at the organization after graduation?

If you answer in the affirmative to several of these questions, then it sounds like a valuable and worthwhile experience.