It is now a known fact that internships are important for building a successful career, or better (and realistically) said, to give a better start to your work life. Internship opportunities make up for the experience which fresher aspirants otherwise lack. But to make the most of the time when you can do internships, remains a challenging task.
For some, their hobbies and interests deviate from that of their academic disciplines. For example, you might be enrolled in an engineering course and at the same time interested in writing in your spare time. Does that mean it is compulsory to do an engineering internship rather than the lucrative offer you got for a creative content writing internship?
No. Of course, it is important to learn practical work related to your course of studies. But it does no harm to invest some of your time to do hobby internships. Now another question which sprouts out of this is whether these hobby internships would be of any help to your career.
So, the ultimate confusion is, “Will this help me get a job, would I be able to include this in my resume for an engineering job?”
The answer is yes. Though it might not get you a job solely on the basis of the internship, it actively helps in polishing your resume which makes a great impact while applying for jobs in any field. Let’s try to understand it in plain terms with help of some highlights of doing a hobby internship.
Sharpen your skills:
The main aim of a student’s life is to learn. And your college life is the time when you can sharpen your skills and practice your hobbies and interests. Internships are a good way to do so. If you are interested in writing, reporting, journalism, or any other field, in spite of choosing something else as your career, you can always pursue your interests and polish your skills with the help of these internships.
Evident hobbies and interests:
Recruiters are very well aware that applicants lie about their hobbies and interests as per the requirements of the job. So, keeping in view this trend, the ones who are genuinely interested in something are also frequently misunderstood. But if you actively pursue your interests through internships, your employer is more likely to believe it and rest assured that your resume is not built upon false information.
Extensive knowledge and experience:
Working in various industries and with different roles and responsibilities provides you an extended exposure which your peers might not have. It ultimately means that after doing internships in different fields, you will have extensive knowledge about different markets and experience of working in varied work environments. And that’s definitely a plus point to mention in your resume and can be the golden star that gets you the job of your dreams.
Apart from everything materialistic, pursuing your hobbies and interests keeps you going positive in life. You develop a sense of confidence. Often due to various circumstances and future goals, students cannot follow their dreams or areas of interests due to comparatively limited success in terms of fortune and fame.
That’s where hobby internships come into the equation. It’s not a necessity of course but helps extensively in building your personality.
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