Graduating from college is one of life’s great joys. But, graduating can also leave you wondering where to go and how to get started on the next chapter of your life. Moving to a new city and finding an internship can not only bring a new adventure, but it can be the ‘foot-in-the-door’ experience you need to get started on the career you want.
Interning in New York
New York City can be a great place for new college grads to get their feet wet. New York recruiting companies offer just about anything you could image for work there. One of the most popular industries an intern can work for in New York would be the fashion industry. NYcedc.com reveals, the New York fashion industry employees 173,000 people, and is home to more than 75 major fashion trade shows. A possible fashion internship there:
GSEA Fashion Group
- 15 weeks
- Assisting associates.
Working in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is another very diverse area with a lot of opportunities. There are internships offered for a variety of professional areas including:
- Marketing intern for CBS Interactive.
- Work with online brands:
- Event coordination.
- Campaign trafficking.
The Los Angeles Times also offers internships at LATimes.com. You can find work in a 10-week intensive setting where you will experience what it is like to be a real journalist. These are actually paid internships. And with the bls.govs howing that this career could lead to a median income of $55,420 a year, it could be a great way to get started.
Things Are Hot in Atlanta
Atlanta has been an up and coming city for a while now. In fact, Money.CNN.com reveals that Atlanta has the 3rd largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies of any state. Music, sports, and media are just a few of the powerful professions new college grads can experience here. Major companies like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines make their home here and have internship opportunities for interested new comers. A unique internship in Atlanta could also be with the International Rescue Committee. The IRC has been around since 1979 and has “resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries”.
IT internships are hot these days because computer based careers are growing faster than people can keep up. And if you are interested in an internship in technology, there are few places better than software-centric Seattle, Washington.
Facebook needs software engineers:
- Code using primarily C++ and Java.
- Create web applications
- Implement web interfaces.
- Build report interfaces and data feeds.
Moving to Intern
Moving to a new city for an internship will be exciting and scary all at the same time. The important thing is to remember why you are there and make the most of your experience. Regardless of what happens after the internship, you will have grown and be better prepared. But the good news that Susan Adams writes on Forbes.com is, “60% of the time, that internship will turn into a job offer”.
Whatever your career goals in life are, internships can help get you there. And being willing to move someplace new might be just what you need to make it happen.