Treat internships as a tryout
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The employers who offer internships are simply trying to prepare future workers for the real world.
Is it asking too much for prospective employees to demonstrate critical thinking and be open to learning professional behavior? Is it unreasonable for employers to expect to get something for their investment of time and money?
A new survey from the American Management Association found that a wide majority of executives surveyed say the ability to think critically and solve problems, communicate effectively, collaborate and be innovative and creative are highly valued at every level of their company.
In fact, these are their priorities for employee development, talent management and succession planning in the next one to three years.
Full Story and Video: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/ ... on/1898089/
Funded University of Montana Entrepreneur Interns Available to Businesses - Spring 2013 http://www.matr.net/article-53874.html
2013 Montana SHRM Conference, 5/15-17, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/events.phtml?showdetail=4476
Internship Services - The University of Montana http://www.umt.edu/internships/
Career, Internship, and Student Employment Services - Montana State University http://www.montana.edu/wwwcp/
College and even high school internships are invaluable.
I believe that every student should complete at least 2 interships successfully before graduating. This should not be limited to just business and accounting students but should be required of every student. Best would be that they be in industries completely different than the student's major to give them a broader view of the real world. Business student does an internship in a doctor's office or a journalism student work in a manufacturing plant. Great experience for everyone.
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