Want a job? Get an internship first

Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to find out what exactly employers are looking for in today's college grads. On the one hand, no surprise -- they want bright, shiny degrees. Even in industries like manufacturing and retail, a four-year degree is increasingly seen as a must. But what really gets employers' bacon sizzling is work experience. And particularly, internships. Plus, the survey showed that the credential that really stands out in resumes of recent college graduates is an internship, followed closely by work experience of some kind. Want a job? Get an internship first