Keuka College: The Importance of Field Period Internships
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Keuka College: The Importance of Field Period Internships

>>(Margaret Covney): There are many many people that I know and people that I work with today that started as interns. Corporations are constantly looking for talent. And one of the ways that they can evaluate the talent that’s out there
is by bringing interns in.>>(Craig Rybczynski): Internships are probably the most valuable experience you can have.>>(Mike Eckert): Field Period is very critical.>>(Tim Federation): I have three kids in college right now so, I can kinda, I’m starting to appreciate more and more the benefit of the, the internship process.>>(Margaret Covney): It brings the reality of the business world to the student, to the intern. And it allows them to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and match that with what they’re seeing in the business, in the office.>>(Craig Rybczynski): You can also take what you’ve learned in the classroom and like I said, you can teach people that have been in the industry twenty thirty years, kinda what’s on the cutting edge. But you also get that experience back and learning what these people have done, and been successful and failed at.>>(Mike Eckert): You spend a lot of time with people that are in the industry, whether it’s two years, five years, twenty years. And you learn little things about that and its, its not anything that’s industry-specific. You know I think one of the biggest things that I’ve learned is, is relationship-building.>>(Tim Federation): Having the internship experience, in my mind is huge, I’m telling my kids the same thing. You’ve got to have that because coming out of a four year school, with no internship experience your, you’re going to be at a huge disadvantage I think. You’ll have basically no experience. No, you won’t be able to relate to the professional environment. So, the experience is almost, in my mind mandatory now even to get an opportunity to interview for a job these days.>>(Margaret Covney): If you do well in your internship and you add value to the organization that you are working with it’s a, it’s a very high percentage of those kids that that get invited back to, to have full-time jobs. (Music playing)

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