|Infographic used with permission from Business Careers in Entertainment Association|
December 02, 2011
Why Internships Are Completely Worth It
Feel like you'll never get a paid job? Well, don't worry, it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter than you probably imagined. I found this great infographic from the Business Careers in Entertainment Association. Since they encouraged sharing it, I wanted to make sure you all had the chance to check it out. Have a look.
That's right, not only will interning give you experience and a chance to learn and network. It will also decrease the time it takes you to find a job after graduation, help you feel more content at the job you do find (I'm inferring this from the retention stats), and earn more than $10,000 more when you start working. Maybe that internship isn't quite so unpaid after all.
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Katie is the Founder of InternLikeARockstar.com. She got her start in the music business at 17 and completed 10 internships. Katie has contributed articles to Hypebot, The National Association of Broadcasters, Limelight, Valleyarm and NY Creative Interns and spoken on panels for GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY U. She is a graduate of Drexel University with an MBA and a BS in Music Industry. Connect with her on Twitter @KatieReilly06