Benefits of a Post Graduate Internship
These days, almost any entry-level job requires at least one year of experience. But how do you get that experience if no one will hire you? Internships.
Both undergrad and post-grad internships are great for a number of reasons. They give you so much hands-on experience that you can’t always get in a classroom. The industry is always changing and the best way to keep up is to be involved. Being involved through internships also allows you to find your niche. You get to find out what parts of the industry that you like; and what you don’t like, which is just as important.
Interning at a full-service agency (especially at Neff) is a great way to get a taste of all aspects of the industry, while getting that experience requirement. There’s never a dull moment when everything is done in-house. On a daily basis you’re exposed to public relations, media buying, social media, website design, the list goes on and on. Full-service agencies are also a great way to get your foot in the door. There are plenty of opportunities to network and meet plenty of people, even outside of the agency. This is important because building relationships is a key part in finding a job after college.
Even if you have a few semesters worth of internships under your belt by graduation, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t intern somewhere post-graduation. Instead of packing up all of your things and moving to another city, you can intern there for a few months to find out if that is somewhere you really want to be. Post-graduate internships are a great way to gain experience in a new city or an agency without the huge commitment up front.