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The 21st century resume (part 1)

April 2, 2013
by Co-Curriculum Office
Seniors at Madeira choose an internship

How can I stand out in this job market? This is one of the most common questions we ask ourselves when in the throes of job hunting. Over the years, experiential learning and internships have become integral pieces when crafting that perfect resume. Recently, hiring managers and recruiters have been speaking out to express just how important on the job experience is when they are making decisions between candidates.

In a recent NPR article titled “Internships are the new job requirement,” Dan Berrett, senior reporter at The Chronicle said, “Internships came back as the most important thing that employers look for when evaluating a recent college graduate. More important than where they went to college, the major they pursued, and even their grade point average.”  Read the full article here.

Chris Sibilla, the executive director for the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training and Co-Curriculum placement participant feels that “internships are very important in helping applicants get an advantage over the competition.” Several other Co-Curriculum supervisors weighed in and almost all agreed that internships were one of, if not the most important things to them when hiring.