In your post-grad job search, it will be nearly impossible to find a job when you have no experience. I have learned that through your classes in school you can have great experience with writing, computer programs, media tools, and more. However, it is important to look into those additional “resume boosters.”
Internships are key in building your career. Not only does it look good on the resume, but it gives you confidence, skills, and the edge on the other applicant. They are a great way to learn whether the career you are pursuing is the right one. I have known countless people who have completed internships and found that, the career they wanted isn’t exactly what they thought it was. Even if this is the case, you learn valuable professional skills along the way.
It is especially important for English majors since the job world is competitive.
Heads up: internships are often unpaid, but the experience you receive is priceless. You build connections, your resume, and your potential. So start searching for some summer internships and start getting your foot in the career world!