Monday, February 22, 2010
How is Experience Important?
It all comes down to one thing when marketing yourself for a job upon graduation. Experience. Some will have it, most won't. When jumping from college into the business world, the resume becomes your new best friend. My thoughts? You can be on the dean's list every semester in college and lose a job to someone with a 3.0 average. The difference? The 3.0 average probably has had quite a few experiences in the field with one or two internships over you. I'm not saying that you should just start bombing classes and start getting experience in your field, I'm just saying that the person with experience understands the field better. Good grades in college can show how well you manage your time and such. After all, internships usually require the student have a 3.0 to 3.5 gpa average. You could say that grades are a staple when it comes to a job. Having good grades allows a student to get an internship which, in the long run, grants that person the experience needed for the business world. If you've had internships, good for you. If you haven't, hang on to your butts, because you're in for a rough ride and good luck.
Posted by Jack Cheng at 4:55 PM