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Why Intern?


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Career Development Office
State University of New York at Fredonia
Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
Fredonia, NY 14063


Phone: (716) 673-3327
Fax: (716) 673-3593
careers@fredonia.edu

Office Hours:
Academic Year
8:30 am - 5:00 pm, M-F
Summer
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, M-F

Internship Program


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Why intern?

Some academic departments require their students to participate in an internship. If your department does not require an internship, you should still consider one. Here are just a few ways an internship can help you:

  • Explore career options related to your interest, values, skills, and personality
  • Gain professional skills and self-confidence
  • Gather insight into a particular industry or organizational culture
  • Develop related work experience and apply classroom learning
  • Establish connections and build a network of contacts

Quick Stats...

  • On average, more than 72.7% of students were offered a job after completing their internship.
  • 42% of employers offer higher starting salaries to new college graduates who have interned.
  • 2/3 of employers of college grads said they paid those who had internship experience about 9% more than those that did not intern.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers


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