5 Reasons you Should Take an Internship
- December 8, 2018
- Posted by: nrsnepal
- Category: Uncategorized
In an ever-competitive job market, how can you make yourself not only stand out to get a job but, find success within the role. With former interns projected to fill 37% of graduate vacancies, internships are quickly becoming a significant requirement for full-time graduate employment. Nepal Realistic Solution is a Management Consultancy offering internship opportunities in Nepal to both National and international students. Beyond competitive advantage in role applications, what can you look to gain from internship opportunities with companies such as Nepal Realistic Solution.
- Develop transferable skills
One of the most valuable acquisitions from an internship is transferable soft skills. At school and university, the focus is very much on hard skills. Hard skills could be the Java Script a Computer Science major can code or the complex statistical analysis learned by an Economics student. However, in the work place it is the skills that allow us to apply ourselves to tasks which are often neglected and of equal importance. Teamwork, verbal and written communication and time-management are considered some of the most important; in this regard an internship is as much a training program as it is a job.
- Gain industry experience
The rhetoric, that interns complete menial tasks or make coffee, couldn’t be further from the truth. Joining a company, like Nepal Realistic Solution as an intern gives you the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment. This invaluable industry experience demonstrates how businesses operate and how a career paths can be forged within a given industry. Think of it like this – internships are a way to test drive possible jobs and explore different career options.
- Build a Network
When interning, you work alongside professionals with decades of experience in their respective fields. Networking is in itself a skill, while interning you can learn how to do so effectively, to build yourself a valuable business network. Exercising the phrase ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’; the connections made with such professionals will expand your network and open doors in the future.
- Gain professional confidence
An internship is the chance to step out of your comfort zone and provoke growth both personally and professionally. You may present in front of clients, produce some research documents or voice your opinions to senior team members. Facing these professional challenges head-on will boost your self-esteem and professional confidence; reaping rewards at work and in other areas of your life.
- Learn about yourself
Internships often last for a series of weeks or months and during this time you can observe where your strengths lie and what you enjoy doing. Interning is a great opportunity for self-reflection. Perhaps you prefer to be client facing or work best in a team; understanding what you enjoy and what you are good at is instrumental for career success. Why not discover these things early by completing an internship.
For information about the internship opportunities available at Nepal Realistic Solution please visit https://www.nrsnepal.com/internship/