A whole new world of possibility opens out before you, and somehow, life doesn’t seem so bleak anymore. You don’t get asked what age you are going into the cinema! Your mother doesn’t wait until you’ve gone to bed to watch the video she’s hired out – unless of course it’s an “adult” movie of the coloured kind that you don’t really want to watch anyway. And definitely not with your parents! Another advantage is the summer job which provides money, but more importantly, independence. I personally HATE having to ask my parents for money, and if I do, I have to tell them what it’s for. When you’ve got your own money, you can do what you like with it and are answerable to no-one.
Internships offer you a sneak preview of what it's like in the real world of employment. You get a chance to see what it takes to succeed in your chosen field and make important contacts that can result in permanent employment. Even if the internship doesn't work out it may produce a new interest or take you in a different career direction. It is also important that you familiarize yourself with a company when applying for an internship or job. Good job candidates are knowledgeable about the company's products or services, number of employees, competitors, and locations.(For more information on their benefits and how to find great ones, see the video links above!)