As the working world increases in competitiveness, we often hear of fresh graduates
complaining about the difficulty in landing a job as they lack the experience. It is important that students understand how incredibly crucial it is that they complete at least one internship, and preferably several. But since we still hear from students facing the how-can- I-get- experience-if- I-have- no-experience dilemma, some students are probably wondering why they should complete internships. So why is it important and how does it benefit us?
Employers will always prefer candidates with prior experience in the field
An astonishing 95% of employers say that experience plays a factor when evaluating a
candidate and 44% of employers value experience over any other factor! If you’ve completed an internship or two, its no question that that you will clearly have an edge over your peers that do not have any prior internship experiences.
Many students do not even know what they want!
While most people have an idea of what their dream job is, it may not actually be what they thought it would be in real life. Internships can then be used as a tool to identify whether or not the actual job is what they want to do. It may at times also allow you to discover something you’re exceptionally good at.
It opens many doors to future careers
An underrated benefit that internships bring that many students are unaware of is the
connection built with the company. For example, in IBM, more than half of their interns are converted to full time hires! This greatly increases your chances at landing a job with the company you’re interested in. On top of that, your mentor at a previous internship may put in a good word for you with your next employer. Building connections is crucial towards building a successful career, and that starts with an internship.
Future Leaders Internship Program
Internship for college students Malaysia, Internship for school students Malaysia,
Internship opportunities for Malaysia
FLIP has established connections with top companies and firms in Malaysia. While most companies are hesitant on taking on younger internships, FLIP provides you with the opportunity to start gaining experience at a young age with the company of your choice. Internships typically run from 2 weeks to 1 month but can be customised to extend longer periods to facilitate longer learning curves. Differentiate yourself from your peers by learning real-world skills, gain valuable insights and relate the experience to your academic and career development pathways which will help make your resume second to none.
We have 3 packages for you to explore.