Internships Can Be Strong Building Blocks For Your Professional Future
Internships are excellent choices for getting the hands-on work experience that high school students and recent graduates need to succeed in the current job market. Not only do internships strengthen resumes for better career beginnings overall, but they also allow new professionals to explore work opportunities and find the best individual career fit for them, for the longer-term. Finding the right internship is a lot like finding a good job for your unique career goals… it’s not always easy.
Stride’s new Internship Search Tool is there to help high school students and recent graduates find the internships that will help launch them into successful and fulfilling careers. So, let’s take a closer look at this wonderful new search option, in a step-by-step format!
#1. There are lots of features on Stride’s Internship Search Tool to get seekers started. But, where should you begin?
If you are a student or recent graduate who isn’t sure where to even begin looking for an internship, then Stride has you covered. For those individuals who fit this description, be sure to begin with the Career Exploration Quiz. This quiz will help you to discover the career pathways that are most likely to be a positive match for your interests and goals. Once you have a clearer concept of potential career pathways that could be a match for you, you will be better able to spot internship options that are in alignment with those pathways.
#2. Once you discover your career pathway matches, you will then need to create a plan for finding optimal internships.
Maybe you already know what it is you’d like to do with your future career. Or, maybe you just completed the Career Exploration Quiz and now have a better understanding of what career paths might be best suited for you. The next step is to actually prepare yourself to land an internship that will give you a strong start in your desired professional field. Stride also provides a downloadable handbook to help students learn how to find, apply for, and land the internships that will help them get ahead after high school.
#3. Talking to a Success Coach and also actively searching on the Internship Search Tool can lead to terrific results.
Once you have a solid idea of your career pathway, the types of internships that might be able to help you further your journey down that path, and have reviewed all of the information contained in the downloadable handbook, you may then want to refine you internship plans by speaking with a Career Success Coach. Stride success coaches are there to help students in getting the career results they’re already striving towards. Stride coaches offer advice on building a strong resume that will get you noticed, networking, interviewing, and more! Using the Internship Search Tool in tandem with success coaching will also help students and graduates narrow down options for full and part-time opportunities. Plus, you can even search for on-site, hybrid, and fully remote options, too.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to take any internship position, students and recent graduates will want to make sure that the opportunities they are seeking are in alignment with their greater career goals. It is important to evaluate each individual opportunity offered to you. There are many possible paths towards success these days, and the options seem to be ever-growing.
Are you ready to take the next step with an exciting new internship?
Check out the latest tips on Balancing Work And High School, from a Stride Career Prep Success Coach, too!
Plus, if you are looking for an internship now, then you will definitely want to check out Stride's Internship Search Tool: https://www.stridelearning.com/career-prep/internships.html
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