For students, internships are a great opportunity to develop your strengths, learn more about a career field, decide if that career field is right for you, and gain a competitive edge when you search for your first job.
For employers, you can identify top candidates for future employment, build your reputation on campus as an employer of choice and know that you are getting quality students to complete your important tasks and projects.
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Pursuing Other Options
There are many opportunities to gain experience and to further develop your strengths through your studies, extracurricular activities, academic-year employment, and summer jobs and internships. These may include:
- Taking courses in areas outside ILR to expand your marketability
- Conducting research as part of your academic program
- Taking a semester away from campus through Cornell Abroad, Cornell-in-Washington, or the ILR credit internship program
- Assuming leadership opportunities in campus organizations, student groups
- Getting involved with volunteer/community service programs
- Having a job on campus or in the Ithaca community
Additionally, some work experience during the academic year or during the summer can help you develop your skills, learn more about specific career fields, and decide if that career is really for you. It will also help you gain a competitive edge when you search for your first job. Several types of internships are available to ILR students to explore the world of work.