..and how you can use it to decide the right higher-education & career options.

For students who are planning for their higher-education and career, Internships offer a great way to learn about potential options. While there is no doubt that an internship can be highly beneficial for a student, it is important to pay attention that the internship programme is well-structured and offers exposure to various aspects of the career.

Benefits of undertaking an Internship.

1. Career exploration: Interning can provide a chance for a you to explore potential career paths and gain practical experience in their chosen field. This can be especially valuable for you if you’re still unsure about their future career goals.

2. Skill development: Interning can provide opportunities for a you to develop new skills or enhance existing ones, which can be beneficial both academically and professionally. This is an important step, with-regard-to career choices, as you'll gain first-hand knowledge of a wide range of skills.

3. Networking Opportunities: Interning can also provide a chance to build a network of contacts in the your field of interest, which can be valuable for future career opportunities. After all, many companies have a proper policy of employee referrals . It also provides a great opportunity to learn from professionals - across functional areas.

4. Personal growth: Interning can help you develop important life skills such as time management, communication, and teamwork. Such experiences help to gain self-confidence, independence, and a sense of responsibility as you navigate a professional environment. You’ll also develop a better understanding of your own strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

5. Resume building: Interning can add valuable experience to your resume or college application, which can help you stand out in the competitive job market. It shows the college admissions committee that you're willing to step-out of of your comfort zone and also provides you with an excellent opportunity to show that you can apply the skills you've learnt in the classroom.

6. Learning about workplace culture: Interning can provide an opportunity for you to learn about workplace culture and expectations, which can help prepare for future employment.  After all. understanding how you fit-in to the culture of an industry / organisation is an extremely critical factor in deciding if it is the right choice for you.

7. Practical Application of Knowledge: Internships provide you with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world situations. It allows you to see how the concepts you’ve learned are used in practical settings.

And the best part about an internship - there is no-such thing as a bad internship.  If you didn't enjoy the internship, it means that career is not the right one for you  ; so an internship is like a trial-pack of your career - if you don't like it, you have the opportunity to try another one !

At MindScan, we work with school & college students to plan their higher-education journey. This includes a psychometric assessment to understand fitment and online internships to decide the exact path. If you're keen to enroll for an internship , email us at counsellor@mindscan.edu.in