College is all about gathering knowledge, making lifelong friends and memories, and learning how to become a fully functioning adult. However, a significant number of students fail to understand what should be done each year of college, to make you marketable to employers upon graduation. Not only is performing well in courses crucial, but landing an internship, attending professional events, joining clubs and organizations related to your specific major, among other things allow an undergraduate student to become as prepared as possible to land their first job, post-graduation.
When building your resume it is imperative that you include references who can vouch for your work ethic and employment history. References can open job opportunities for you in the field you are looking for if they have positive feedback. It is important to recognize who should be listed as a reference, and who should not be.
Believe it or not - you have the opportunity to potentially build a professional reference every time you step into the classroom. That’s right; while you’re browsing the internet finding means to pass time, there’s a professional reference standing right in front of you.
Why is work experience important?
Work experience is important for several reasons. One, it can allow a young person to be more successful in their job search if they have some good work experience. Another reason is because if you are not sure of what career you want to do, work experience allows you to sample the many career options available.