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How much more likely will you land a job right after college if you have internship experience?

I will be completing an internship in a few weeks at a small company which specializes in foam fabrication and conversion. I will have been there this entire summer (~ 3 months). Although I do not have an official title or do they have an offical engineer working there, my duties closely resemble one of a Manufacturing Engineer. I will graduate this coming December with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. How much more likely am I to now land a job immediately after graduation? Should I even expect landing a job right after college?

Asked By: iamstidi - 8/9/2006
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An internship is immensely valuable to a graduating college student like yourself. You have ~3 months' experience--3 months' head start as you begin to understand what the job and career is all about. Trust me, employers don't mind skipping the very, very basic training all new employees need... More
Answered By: Someone with a free answer - 8/9/2006
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The more experience you have on your resume', the better your chances. Period. Still, bone up on your interview skills. Become the complete package. Good Luck!
Answered By: kymmisue - 8/9/2006
 
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