Milestone 3: Gain Experiences

Securing a high quality internship or professional experience that helps you develop the skills necessary for your future is a key step to preparing for your post-graduation goals.
We recommend that you target a position within a professional setting under the supervision of a practicing professional. This may include internships, research experiences, practicum roles, in-depth service learning or part-time professional experiences. Most importantly, choose an experience where you will truly push yourself and grow your skills!

Why Are Internships & Professional Experiences Important?

DU students that have completed an internship or professional experience are more likely to have secured post-graduation plans within 6-months of graduation and make, on average, $5,000 more in their first job after graduation! Additionally, 50% of employers report that they expect students to have 2 or more relevant experiences by graduation. Quality internships make you more marketable to both employers and graduate programs!

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