UWS Careers & Cooperative Education

Internships are a great way to enhance your career prospects and employability. The more competitive an industry is, the more you need to build your professional portfolio and experience to stand out from your peers.

Although based in America, Internships.com undertook a survey in 2012 that produced very interesting results about the relevance of internships. According to the poll “you have a 7 in 10 chance of being hired by the company you interned with.”

The following tips have been put together so you can ace your internship opportunity…


  1. Find a mentor. Mentors give industry insight, secure you contacts and provide positive recommendations. They don’t need to be formal or for the long term but can help you in your position as well as your long term career. The experience of a mentor can provide invaluable information for an up and coming intern!
  2. Be flexible and adaptable. Employers appreciate…

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