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The Internship As Inside Track: The New York Times

Posted by Levine Communications Office on April 19, 2011

A recent article in The New York Times by Phyllis Korkki entitled  “The Internship As Inside Track,” in summary states that internships have long been a part of the collegiate learning experience, but have never been more closely tied to permanent hiring than they are today, said Trudy Steinfeld, executive director of career development at New York University.  Companies increasingly view internships as a recruiting tool because they are a way to test drive potential employees.  Interns can also test drive the company to see if it’s a good fit, professionally and culturally.  Not only do college interns garner more job offers than applicants without that experience, but jobs that grow out of internships tend to command higher starting salaries, said Edwin W. Koc, research director at the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  Internship competition is becoming fierce, as more high school students are seeking out experiences as well, adding to the competitive pressure.

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