Although most internships are unpaid, statistics show that students reap the rewards in the long run. The National Association of Colleges and Education (NACE) conducted a survey among college 2010 graduates comparing the starting salaries of those who have held internships with those who have not. Average starting salaries for students with prior office experience was $41,580 while those with no experience were offered an average of $34,601. “The focus on internships as a tool for professional success has never been greater…” as said by the New York Times in the article Crucial Unpaid Internships Increasingly Separate the Haves from the Have-Nots. “The interest in internships is at a fever pitch…it used to be that internships used to be a useful enhancement to one’s resume. Now it’s universally perceived as an essential stepping stone to career success.” Throughout the years, it’s been observed that internships are increasingly leading to full time jobs within the company.
People of all ages are attacking the job market now more than ever. Someone with a college degree and a few years of professional work experience has an obvious advantage over a graduate with minimal experience. Therefore, it’s essential for students to get an early handle on their industry of interest and make connections that could potentially lead to a full time job. A 2008 survey conducted by NACE found that “Employers…
The importance of internships cannot be stressed enough by college advisors and employers. Students need to shape their business persona and acquire skills early on in order to succeed and secure a job in their career field. Forbes recently published an article on their website using statistics from a CollegeGrad.com study on what companies hire the most interns. Some U.S. companies that topped the list include General Mills, General Electric, and Walgreens which have all increased the number of interns throughout the years.
With each industry, the availability of internships varies depending on popularity. The motorsports industry, for example, is small compared to others and therefore harder to get in to. Currently AGV SPORT, a motorsports apparel company designing race suits and jackets among other things under the direction of Michael Parrotte (http://www.linkedin.com/
With unemployment rates being at an all time low, it’s essential for students to seek out business experience and build a one-of-a-kind resume that stands out from the rest.
To learn more about AGV SPORT internships and how you can be a step ahead of the rest, visit the AGV SPORT website as well as www.gobat.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Internship coordinators can also be reached by phones at (800) 777-7006 or (301) 663-4550 and resumes can be faxed to (301) 663-8950 or mailed to PO Box 378 Buckeystown, MD 21717. You can also view the AGVSPORT Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/
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AGV Sport's Group, Inc. is a motorcycle apparel company specializing in products that meet every need of the on track racer and road motorcyclist.