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The Link Between Work Experience And Future Career

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Gordon B. Hinckley quoted, ‘One can’t build a great building on a weak foundation, one must have a solid foundation to build a strong superstructure’. Similarly, work experience is a key base for a successful future career. Work experience is a short term experience of workplace, usually by young students to experience certain types of work. The various types of work experience can be gained through part-time job, summer internships, and short-term internships or through a sandwich year. A sandwich year is an opportunity many university and organisation provide to for about 6-12 months to help graduates gain the experience of working in an industry during the course of their degree. This essay will discuss and analyse the link between work experience and future career. More and more graduates are trying to excel and stand out to seem more appealing to employers. They try to make their CV look distinguished and impressive. One of the ways of doing that is through internships. According to a study by National Association of Colleges and Employers, graduates who have not interned before were less successful compared to graduates who had secured internships (Allcock, 2014). Those with paid internship landed themselves a job with a higher starting salary as compared to graduates with unpaid internships. A study in sage journals indicated that difference between the starting salary of interns and non-interns was $4,600(16.9%) more for interns (Redington, Gault and Schlager,
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