69% of companies with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs to their interns in 2012. (Forbes.com)
"You have a 7 in 10 chance of being hired by the company you interned with." (chief marketing officer at Internships.com)
An internship allows you to 'test drive' a career.
You can sharpen or gain new skills during an internship.
You can experience a company's or field's culture and etiquette during an internship.
Nationally, about 75% of students at 4-year schools undertake one or more internships (Business Insider)
42.3% of seniors who had internship experience and applied for a job received at least one job offer. (National Association of Colleges and Employers 2010 Student Survey)
Students with internship experience earn a starting salary 20% higher than those without an internship. (National Association of Colleges and Employers 2011 Student Survey)
Completing an internship during college increases your chance of having a job offer upon graduation by 50%.
Conversion rate for interns is nearly 50%. (2013 Internship Survey, NACE)
Employers made fulltime job offers to 56% of their interns. (2013 Internship survey NACE)