Internships are gaining popularity during high school years
The word is out – high school internships are a big deal!
College and career counselors regularly implore high school students to pursue internships for a variety of reasons. US News & World Report just published an article about the range of benefits for students to begin finding internships during high school. Here are a couple of notable quotes:
They are goal-oriented rather than task-oriented. They provide a test drive of a future opportunity.Joe Nannini, University of Nevada–Reno
Through the internship experience, high schoolers gain the confidence to succeed in their chosen path.Kevin Davis, First Workings
We couldn’t agree more. Students who take the time to test the waters of a career are getting a jumpstart in a competitive workforce. They also tend to be more focused and motivated.
Learning to code > folding clothes
Another important point brought out in the article is that the experience of typical retail jobs doesn’t begin to compare to the forward-looking experience gained through interning.
We have an Opportunity Hub on the spikeview platform with new remote and in-person internships added every day.
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There’s no cost at all. We want to support you as you guide the next generation to paths that fit them best.