Saturday, November 28, 2009

The benefits of completing an internship

Gain global exposure.

It is often said that we now live in a global market place and having an international background is vital to being successful in it. By undertaking an international placement you will develop an understanding of the big picture and gain a different prospective as well as international contacts.

International Internships help you stand out from the crowd.

Completing internships in another county is an experience that is both a rewarding and challenging one. Doing an internship in overseas requires an extra set of skills such as operating in a new culture, overcoming culture shock and cross cultural communication. Your experience as an intern in overseas will show your adaptability, drive and focus.

Develop real skills.

During your internship in Malaysia, you will able to use many of the skills that you have learnt at university and apply them to international situations. You also aquire work experience and skills which can assist you to secure perminant employment in the future.

Evaluate your career path and the skills you need to get there.

It can be hard to know what its really like to work in a particular industry and how to progress onto a career path within that area. By doing an internship, you’ll be in a better position to understand your own strengths and weeknesses as well as evaluate your own choices and adjust your plans accordingly.

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