Welcome to this exciting stage in your college career…
the benefits of an internship cannot be stressed enough. Data shows that graduates who have internship experience get jobs more quickly and at a higher average salary than those without. Through an internship you will gain a better perspective of the packaging industry and what place you would like to have in it. The internship will give you a greater sense of confidence in your abilities, conviction in your chosen profession, and savvy of the business world. An internship will offer personal and professional rewards and benefits that cannot be gained in the classroom. No doubt, this experience will place you in the best possible position for leaving MSU and moving successfully into the packaging industry.
While the internship is a great learning experience, so is the process of getting one! Interview and meet as many employers as possible! Be open in your search to location and industry as this will present the maximum number of opportunities. Enjoy the process and do your best for only your best will get successful results. By best that means:
►Watch for new postings daily and apply for many jobs and go on many interviews.
►Do an excellent job on your cover letters and resume
►Be very prepared for interviews. Employers are seeking enthusiastic, bright and motivated students to fill internship positions, and don’t expect you to have “packaging experience”. Thus, in interviews, your ability to communicate these qualities including your background, skills, talents, and willingness to work hard and do a good is key.