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Engineering Internship on Hike

More companies want interns. A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers states that employers plan to increase internship hiring by 8.5 percent. Several factors are contributing toward this increase in demand. "Nearly 80 percent of employers view internships as the new way to find full-time hires, and 70 percent of internships culminate with a full-time offer from that same employer," "With fierce competition for full-time employment continuing, students are striving to have multiple internships on their resume, which contributes to the growth of the internship market." Currently over 10 percent of our available internships are for engineering roles, which is the highest we have seen in the past three years. "A lot of these are electrical engineering positions related to the growing competition among tech companies like Google, Apple, and LinkedIn. Mechanical engineering internships are also on the rise because more companies are inv…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship

An internship can be an amazing opportunity to learn valuable skills, and to begin building your professional network. While each internship is unique, there is one common factor—you. You control much of your experience, so take note of these five strategies that can help you maximize your internship: 1. Maintain a positive attitude Much of your internship experience will be determined not by any one action you take, but by your attitude throughout. Treat each day like an interview. Even if you are not hired, or if you have another year or two of college before you enter the job market, the people you meet at your internship may impact your future career. They may write you a letter of reference (see below for more information), or they may be in a position to hire you in a year. They may even know of a vacancy that suits you. Do not limit this attitude to your immediate supervisor. You never know who is watching, and office gossip can be a powerful force. Plan to go beyond the minimu…