How an internship plays a major role in academic growth?
Being a student is really a wonderful thing in one’s life, where we can acquire more knowledge, and there is no limit to learning. We can expand horizons to enhance our skills by participating in debates, quiz competitions, Toastmasters clubs, English speaking classes, and event organizations. All the beneficial skills come under extracurricular activities. Therefore, you have the most potential to develop yourself and your skills as a person and a professional.
However, the benefit of above-mentioned skills is responsible to highlight the extracurricular activities in CV. In addition, you might be familiar with the advantage of doing an internship, which mainly includes gaining work experience, making contacts, strengthening your profile, and exposure to the workplace. There is still more to explore it.
Keeping aside the advantage of strengthening your profile, doing an internship is capable of answering a number of questions pertaining to your life. Here is how it helps:
To identify the career interests
When you are undergoing an internship, you observe that how the things work in an office. When you are doing a specific role in an internship, you apply all your capabilities and knowledge to discover your potential. This is the main key point to identify your talent. For example, you study civil engineering but are you really interested in the field survey. Else, you study computer science but are you genuinely interested in making software every day. Or you study mechanical engineering but you seriously love to work with machines. How you will come to know?
Doing internships are not only to figure out what you want to do in the future, but it may also help you to identify what you don’t want to do!
Diversifying your skills
Everyone possesses great innate wisdom but the problem here is that we are not willing to expand our talent. When you join a industry as an intern, you commit to working sincerely instead of learning when you are still a student. A single internship is necessary for you to learn a software or managing a team or even communicate with clients formally. Just imagine when you have successfully completed an internship, you will become capable with small things like writing emails, business etiquettes, and virtual meeting software and preparing cover letters etc. It might help you in the future.
Learning small things in an internship will make you a skilled and knowledgeable person in the future.
Trying, failing and learning
As it is said, the expert in anything was once a beginner. When you are performing a task, you should know the right method as well as a wrong method too. This is how you bring perfection to your work. For this, you need to try, you need to fail and learn, next time avoid these mistakes. Practice makes perfect, you should learn and practice daily until you will be an expert in that area. Internships are the best way to learn and practice.
Internships will help you to identify your strengths and capabilities, but you should try, learn and apply them wherever it is required.
Polishing your skills
When you are very good at theoretical knowledge, then you need to apply it practically to have a profound understanding of that subject. Whatever the imaginary concepts stay in your mind for long when you studied the theory part, it should come to the real understanding and visualizing the things in the best way to become a scholar in that subject through an internship. Hence, this is the transformation of polishing your theoretical knowledge into practice.
Even the gold should also polish to make it brighter or shine. Learning is the best way to polish your skill or knowledge.
Exploring new places
When we are about to finish the semester exams, we always have advanced plans for trips to new cities, and some other beautiful places. However, sometimes our gang may disappoint us by canceling the trip. What could be more exciting than finding an internship in a new city? You can work through the day as an intern and explore the places on weekends. Besides, the stipend that you receive may help you to support yourself for that time.
Applying for internships in different places gives you the opportunity to explore yourself more and get awareness of the new culture.
Internships help you to learn to explore, discover, fail, succeed and much more which eventually helps you in your career.
The more you learn, the less you fear.
Keep exploring and never stop learning!
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