Q. How important is it to take a job as an intern or volunteer? I have an offer to do that this summer, a year before graduation from college, and I wonder if it's worth my time. There's almost no money involved.
Ans. There's no question that internships and volunteering are valuable in helping you find a job after college. According t new research from CTI Career Search, a division of www.CityTownInfo.com , employers, particularly in media, strongly favor or even require credit-bearing internships. If you can get paid for it, that's even more impressive to potential employers. It never is a waste of time and they suggest you take any job, even very lowly ones in the beginning.