Did I mention it’s who you know?

For brevity’s sake, I am going to be using the word internship to talk about any hybrid school/work relationship intended to give you professional experience. You could leave school with a 4.0, land the perfect post college career of your choice and never do an internship or take advantage of co- operative education.

It’s just not likely.

In the long run, these opportunities are purely optional. When looking at a possible internship, there are three things to consider if it is a good option for you: It looks good on a resume It’s a good way to network into a job It’s a great way to decide if you want to spend years in this occupation. . .