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Internships Really Do Lead to Full-Time Jobs: One Intern’s Story

Everyone knows how valuable internships are to long-term career planning and ideation. Employers are reluctant to hire college grads who haven’t had work experience because by graduation time, the majority of students have had at least one internship. But what about long-term career prospects? How often do interns get offered full-time jobs? I was heartened to see a report by the National Association of Colleges & Employers for 2012 stating that overall conversion rate for interns to full-time hires has hit an all time high of 58.6%.…