As a college student, you should intern with an organization while you work towards a degree. Managing an internship on top of your studies can be challenging; however, you will benefit significantly from it--if you know how to proactively manage it.
Whether your internship is onsite or remote, internships offer many opportunities to expand your network, learn valuable life skills, and gain experience in a professional environment. In spring 2021, I completed a paid internship for credit with Communication@Work LLC, a consulting company that Dr. Craig Engstrom owns and operates. Craig, as he prefers, was my supervisor.
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