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Student Internships

By Caralee J. Adams — February 18, 2014 1 min read
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Getting work experience through an internship or volunteering may be the ticket to a selective college, a prestigious college internship, and a good job after graduation, a survey of students and employers suggests.

The website Internship.com and Millennial Branding, a Generation Y research and consulting firm, surveyed nearly 4,500 college students, 170 high school students, and 325 employers.

Having an internship in high school can help students get into a better college, according to 90 percent of the companies surveyed, and 89 percent said the experience would give the students a competitive advantage in securing a college internship or full-time job.

A version of this article appeared in the February 19, 2014 edition of Education Week as Student Internships

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