5 Ways You Can Make the Most of Your First Job Out of College

5 Ways You Can Make the Most of Your First Job Out of College

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Christian Holm
February 11, 2016

More than 1.5 million students will walk across the stage at graduation this year, entering a crowded and talented job market. Recent research conducted by The Chronicle for Higher Education shows that internship experience outweighs every other attribute that employers consider when hiring a recent graduate.


If you are nearing graduation and lack the experience or clarity to decide what to do next, a postgraduate internship may be the solution.


Here are five ways a postgraduate internship in D.C. gives entry level job seekers a leg up on the competition:


1. Employers get to see what you can offer them

2. Learn if the industry you’re interested in is the right fit for you

3. Meet professionals in your field and use them as a resource

4. Show what you know

5. Learn your industry's culture


Luckily there are options for recent grads who need to bolster their resumes for they enter the job pool. This summer, The Washington Center is launching D.C. Link - a comprehensive academic internship program designed for recent grads looking for a seamless transition into the job market, while receiving expert help along the way. Even better, participants live and work with like minded recent grads who are ready to make an impact in their first entry level job.


Take the next step - learn more about D.C. Link

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