Gaining Professional Experience
Never underestimate the value of experience! There are a number of ways for you to gain experience toward a career field of interest during your time at Messiah:
- Internships (Visit our colleagues in the Internship Center, adjacent to our office)
* check out these great video interviews about internships featuring execs from
many top organizations!
....and much more!
Benefits of Gaining Experience
- Explore, first hand, an occupation that interests you
- Develop experience and skill sets that are desired by employers (ex. leadership, communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills, flexibility/adaptability, organizational skills, etc.)
- Test out and build on your strengths and recognize your weak areas
- Begin to develop a professional network in a particular career field
- Add bulk to your resume and Increase your marketability to employers
- Observe and hear advice from those with years of experience
Transferable Skills - Identifying & Communicating Your Marketability/Uniqueness
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