By Taryn Kuczynski, September 2015
Internships provide excellent hands-on learning experience, work experience opportunities to students, and may even help you clarify your career goals. I chose to do an internship as a part of my BS Cybersecurity degree and have learned a lot about myself, my career goals, and my continued educational goals, and have had the opportunity to network with people in my desired career field. In some cases, this has also included networking with people who are in related career fields.
Most employers look for people with “on the job” or “previous” experience and some of us graduating from our current programs may not have any related experience, most likely due to the fact we are new to the career field or transitioning careers. This has been something that has troubled me for some time and when I saw the opportunity to gain that experience, I was very excited.