Spring Internships: A New Way for Students to Get Ahead

We at EHS HQ have noticed an exciting new shift that may open more career doors for college students across the country: Spring Internships.

Traditionally, most students use their break from college classes during the summer to intern, making summer internships with top NYC companies extremely competitive. With so many students migrating to the city during the summer, these opportunities are often lacking of one-on-one time with professional staff. Savvy interns from across the country have started looking to internships during the spring semester. Their goal is to increase their chances of landing the internship they desire, as well as increase the opportunity for invaluable quality time working with potential future employers.

“I think it’s great for students to intern during the year because there are fewer interns to ‘compete’ with. They get more work to do, they learn more, and the staff gets to know them better because there aren’t too many other students to work with. It just makes a lot of sense,” says Katie Curcio, Director of the CBS News Internship Program in New York City.

New York City has long been one of the world’s most popular intern destinations. Educational Housing Services’ student/intern-only housing allows companies such as CBS to extend these coveted spring opportunities to students from across the country, knowing they have a safe place to stay during their internship.

Meanwhile, internships as a whole continue to play a crucial role in launching students’ careers; in fact, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2012 Internship & Co-op Survey reported intern hiring is expected to increase 8.5% from last year.

Curcio continues, “It’s essential to do an internship to get a job in this industry. Internships expose students to real-world scenarios and experiences that they can’t learn in a classroom.”

If you have spring internship experiences to share, we’d love to hear ’em! Leave a note in the comments below.

And if you’re curious to learn more about the housing EHS offers for spring interns just give us call at 800-297-4694.

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