Consider internships as a way to get work experience that will help you compete for future positions.
They can be launch pads into a career, help you find a mentor, or even get your foot in the door at a particular company. It is your responsibility to locate and secure an internship, but the resources below can help. Many students pursue internships during their junior years, perhaps for course credit. Internships--some of which are paid--can also be good opportunities for students who have just graduated.