Why should you intern abroad?
Guli Iskandarova 10/09/2019
When it comes to securing that all important graduate job, it’s no longer enough just to have a good degree. Relevant work experience via an internship is now just as important as exam results to your future career.
Interning abroad is a chance to develop global and professional skill sets, get academic credit, and live in a new country. You can work in the field of your choice, receive guidance and support from world-class faculty and professionals, all while being immersed in the traditions, culture, and cuisine of a new city.
Check out the following reasons to discover how you could benefit from interning abroad:
Stand out from the crowd
Most graduates think to be special simply because they have a great degree or studied at a good university. The truth is that like you, there are a million other excellent students. On paper (and in reality) you are all the same for a potential employer. So what can you do to stand out from the crowd?
An international experience.
Working abroad sets you apart from the crowd. In fact, having an internship abroad on your resume will give you higher chances to be called for that interview.
Who you know is as important, maybe even more important, than what you know. Why? Because people get you jobs. You have a higher chance of getting a full-time job through knowing someone, or having your name passed on, than just applying for a random job online. Internships give you the opportunity to network through attending meetings, events and increasing who you know. By meeting with professionals, you get new connections and learn how to communicate in a professional environment.
Your definition of “normal” will change
Going abroad turns your idea of what “normal” is on its head. Because the reality is “normal” doesn’t exist. Every single person lives a different life and experience. Instead of comparing these experiences, appreciate the differences and recognize that there are so many ways to live life. What you see as “normal” is just your reality and not anybody else’s.
The world as you know it will become so much bigger
Spending an extended period of time abroad will make you realize how large and diverse the world really is. When we stay in the same country our whole lives, we don’t expose ourselves to as many different cultures and ways of life. Going abroad will show you that there’s a lot more to the world than what you know. This humbling and paradigm-shifting kind of experience is one of the best reasons to intern abroad
For these reasons and more, an internship abroad can be both personally rewarding and beneficial to your career. Send us inquiry now to learn more…