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July 8, 2013

Interns gain summer experience for lifetime careers

ANDERSON, Ind. — While many college students are enjoying their time off and taking a break from classes this summer, many others are still working their tails off undergoing internships to prepare themselves for future employment.

Anderson University student Mackenzie Scholte is interning at the Sagamore Institute, a political think tank in Indianapolis, where she’s one of six research interns, each working on their own projects.

An unpaid internship, Scholte said they get to pick their own hours and that she decided to go with 40. She “wanted to get the most out of it.”

Is it a bit of a bummer not to have a summer vacation? Yeah. Scholte’s from Michigan and loves to be outside, near the water, but she wants to learn what she can to be a good employee, she said.

“I definitely understand why students don’t want to intern in the summer,” she said, “but I just want to get ahead and get the most experience I can.”

Having the ability to “devote all your time to one thing is really helpful,” she said.

Plus, there’ll be vacation time later, she added.

Scholte said it’s a great idea for students to take an internship because “there’s just so much more competition” in today’s market and a degree of some sort is necessary.

That experience is what employers are seeking.

Sagamore isn’t Scholte’s first internship. A political science and economics major, she worked on a month-long campaign during election time.

Each experience is an invaluable one that provides networking opportunities and the chance to learn if the job is something someone wants to do for the rest of his or her life, she said.

Her boss at Sagamore was an intern at the company first. The communications guy was one just the year before and “got his foot in the door.”

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