Completing an internship gives students an advantage in the exploration of career and life opportunities. Internships enable students to explore possible career paths in a practical way to gain experience in "real world" situations. This is a resume building opportunity! Interns develop skills and confidence needed for the next level of their professional journey. University of Holy Cross interns are welcome and often invited to complete internships at area businesses. Although job placement following internships are not a requirement of host employers, many employers are so satisfied that students, in the past, have been offered either a full-time job or obtained a position because of their internship experience.
"I found the experience of working as an intern to be invaluable in that it prepares students who are heading out into the world for what they may encounter in the workplace. I learned how to speak and conduct myself in a efficient manner in a professional setting. Before my internship, I had never sat down with someone in a business meeting to negotiate a sale or the like, and was quite frankly nervous thinking of doing so. However, after meeting with owners and managers of various local businesses as part of my internship, I feel more than comfortable being able to communicate on a professional level. In addition, the internship is beneficial in that it gives students a great opportunity to network and meet various individuals who may be useful contacts when entering the business world themselves."
Beau Bradshaw - Heart Gift Intern