5 Reasons Why Interning This Fall Will Give You the Edge You Need
Congrats on completing your studies in your area of interest!! You just joined the 30% of Americans with degrees in higher education! That’s definitely no easy feat and yet you did it! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Now it’s time to enter the job market! It seems intimidating because it is. The job market is more competitive than ever and job recruiters expect potential employees to come in with years of experience. Feels impossible, doesn’t it? Don’t fret! At Top Israel Interns we understand the pressure that many young graduates face as they come out of college and we are here to support you every single step of the way.
Find out just how an international position can advance your career and give you the edge you need to enter the job market.
Real World Experience
There’s nothing like an overseas position to boost your resume and give you the hands-on experience you need to kick-start your career. Not only do interviewers and job recruiters find real life experience valuable but they also recognize that you bring something to the table that others don’t. Interning abroad gives you opportunity to really focus on developing life skills that can not be taught in a classroom. Skills such as: critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal communication, teamwork and leadership skills. These qualities will help you stand out from the crowd.
Embrace the Adventure
Let’s face it, you have the travel bug and you know it! Of course you want to take your career to the next level but you also want to do it while simultaneously exploring a whole new country and culture! Who wouldn’t? This is the time to really explore another part of the world! Advance your career during the day and relax on the beach with a cold beer at night. You could even hop over to Europe for the weekend if you wanted to! It’s a win-win situation!
Living abroad is the perfect halfway point between going to school and living completely on your own in the real world. You might have lived on your own in college but trust me that nothing will prepare you for the real world like living with other young professionals from all over the world! This is the time to really go out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself both socially and professionally.
Cultural & International Exposure
Learning to adapt to a different work environment and culture will help you grow in more ways than one. Not only will you grow as a professional but more importantly than that, you will grow as a person. Individuals with international experience tend to be more well rounded, thoughtful, creative, confident and out of the box thinkers. These are all qualities that recruiters find quite attractive in potential candidates. On top of all of that, seeing how other countries run their businesses/companies/institutes etc. gives you greater insight into how to make your product more accessible to the international community.
If your interested in interning in Israel this fall and want to learn more, check out our website here: http://topisraelinterns.com/program/5-month-internship/. Top Israel Interns offers positions in a variety of fields including but not limited to Start-Ups, Medicine, Technology, Arts and Business.