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Are you ready for an internship?

To determine whether an internship would be right for you, you may want to ask yourself the following questions.

Rate each statement using the following scale:
Strongly agree – 5, Agree – 4, Uncertain – 3, Disagree – 2, Strongly Disagree – 1

______    I would like to extend what I am learning beyond what is possible on campus and in the classroom.
 
______   I sometimes wonder how what I have been learning in the classroom applies to the world of work.
 
______   I have taken courses relevant to my career interest, or I plan to next semester.
 
______   As I observe other students who seemingly have more extensive work experience, I wish there was some way to get experience related to my future career plans.
 
______   It would be possible to adjust my courses for next semester so that I would have at least 12 hours of open time per week to work at an internship off campus.
 
______   It would not be necessary for me to earn money if I were to consider an internship.
 
______   I really have no idea whether I will attend graduate school because I don't know what I would study.
 
______   I am experiencing some boredom with my classes and want to pursue other cocurricular activities.
 
______   My parents ask me, "What are you going to do after you graduate?" and I don't know.
 
______   This coming summer, I would consider working part time and interning part time without pay.

Scale: 30+ – Ready for an internship; 25-29 – Need to consider potential obstacles before starting an internship; 20-24 – It will take careful planning and rethinking of priorities; 20 and under – It may be best to consider other options.


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