Internships.com Prepares Students for Today’s Workplace With Training and Opens Doors With Access to Employers

Los Angeles, March 1, 2010 – Internships.com of Los Angeles today opened the doors of opportunity to college students looking to get their foot in the door of the working world with an internship. At Internships.com, college students can search tens of thousands of internship opportunities, or use the Internships.com engine to find the right opportunity to meet their goals. Most importantly, Internships.com has created and brought together tools to prepare students to get hired in an extremely challenging employment market and help students thrive at these internships.

"Internships.com is democratizing the internship process by exposing all students to the skills necessary to set themselves apart from the competition," said Robin D. Richards, CEO of Internships.com. "Whether it is our Internships Predictor™, QuickBuild Resume™ tool or video library of interviewing tips, we will ensure they have set themselves apart. Our interactive tools are second to none for preparing students to find, access and demonstrate the winning combination of attitude and skills coveted by all employers."

Internships are an integral piece of the career ladder and can serve as a powerful first rung in building success in the workplace. These first steps have often been blocked by lack of direct connections with employers, or lack of knowledge by students on how to best present themselves on paper or in an interview. Challenging economic times have also made some students think they have to choose between work and college. With the right internship, they can and should have both.

Internships.com is an impactful online resource for students looking to gain experience with an internship and for companies to connect with quality interns. Some of the roadblocks to expanding the use of internships have been lack of understanding from companies about how to find and qualify interns, how to run an internship program, and from students about how to find an internship when all of the traditional existing online services are focused on job-placement.

Internships.com provides a comprehensive set of tools and services for the three groups involved in internships: employers, students and higher education institutions. These tool sets are built into our marketplace and include tools for:

Employers

  • Post internships
  • Search for candidates
  • Manage your listings
  • Manage your interns and internship program

 

Interns

  • Identify the type of internship that meets your goals with the Internship Predictor
  • Build your resume
  • Learn how to be effective in an interview and how to dress for success
  • Search for internships

 

Higher Education

  • Post internship opportunities that are exclusive to your students
  • Customize and send materials about your students to prospective employers
  • Review and track the success of your student interns

Internships.com brings together these must-have tools for both employers and students. The opening up of internship opportunities to students from schools of all sizes and statures truly democratizes internships for all.

Internship listings are free for employers on Internships.com. Additional services and features for students and employers will be introduced later this year.

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