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Internship Information and UConn Career Fairs for Stamford Residents

Internship Information and UConn Career Fairs for Stamford Residents

InternshipAs a busy college student, we know you need to balance work, friends, family, and assignments. It can be easy to overlook the critical importance of getting greatinternship experience. However, in today’s competitive economy, it is crucial that students make an internship a top priority.

UConn, just a short distance from our Stamford apartments, has over 70 majors that offer course credit for an internship. Review the lists here and click on a major for more details. Majors marked with an * offer credit to students outside the major. Alternative credit options include the Center for Career Development’s one-credit internship course and zero-credit transcript notation. Internship credit must be approved before the start of the semester or summer session for which you hope to earn credit.

For a complete list of UConn’s Spring career fairs, visit https://career.uconn.edu/events/.

The Best Time to Search for an Internship in Stamford

Surveys and research suggest that the best time to start searching for an internship is right before you start your junior year. This way, you will have two years to complete competitive internships before you graduate. Many companies start hiring interns for the summer up to one year in advance. So, the ideal time to start looking for an internship is now! For internships in or near Stamford, Norwalk, and Branford, click here.

Choosing the Best Internship in Stamford

When beginning your internship search, there are a few things you need to consider. You need to ensure that the internship you are choosing is related to the field that you wish to go in once you graduate. A majority of academic majors list down all the possible career options that the student can choose to go for after getting the degree. By undertaking great international internships, you will be surrounded by mentors that can teach you everything they need to know about a given career path.

What an Internship can do For You

With employers looking for candidates who can easily transition from being students to full-time employees, internship experience is more important than ever. Showing an employer that you already have relevant gives you an upper hand when compared to a candidate that has no real world experience.  The employer will have to invest hours of other employee’s time showing the untrained candidate the ropes.

Employers don’t consider academic grades to be the tell-all for candidates anymore. While receiving an ‘A’ grade might have got you appreciation from your parents, it’s not going to do much in front of an employer. They’re more interested in knowing what real-world experience you have instead of what you learned to do from textbooks.

CTBest Stamford Apartments

We take pride in offering students a comfortable place to call home, all while being conveniently located to tons of internships. Our apartment communities have the urban feeling and the proximity to several businesses and corporate offices that many future college graduates are seeking. For more information, call Desiree at 203-223-1665 or visit www.ctbestapts.com.

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