Work Experience In College

Grades are important, they are. But, when applying for jobs in the future, if it comes down between you and another applicant and they have more experience but you have a higher GPA, I'm afraid that probably doesn't mean much.

I'm not saying you shouldn't focus on your grades, but you should also be finding the right balance of study and work.

Internships are some of the most valuable experiences you can get in college. It can be hard finding some when you're not a junior or senior yet, but keep looking and keep digging. Getting this experience will not only allow you to have a great resume but working at a job you might want to make a career one day can be quite eye-opening.

You might find out the job you want isn't for you. You might find out that you still love the general job but maybe not the position you were thinking of. Either way, you will learn something. Putting yourself into real-world situations is much different than spitting back definitions you learned in class. It allows you to think differently, interact with people and form a very important network.

For those of you that are interested, check out the UCF Intern Pursuit March 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom. It is open to all majors and has so many companies looking for people just like you. You can also check out internqueen.com for brand ambassador options and internships for UCF students occasionally.

Take the time to look online for your college and find opportunities that work for you. Don't expect every opportunity to come to you. You need to put in the work and get things done, I promise it will do nothing but benefit you.

Good luck, and have fun job searching!

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