High school internships just got sweeter in 2017! The Common App has now added ‘internship’ to the list of activities that students can describe in detail. So, not only can an internship provide you with real-world experience that guides you towards choosing a college major, but it can also give you a leg up on the competition when applying to – and graduating from – college. Listing a quality internship on your college application shows that you are a dedicated student who takes education seriously – an asset to any college or university!
It’s no secret that college admissions have become more competitive than ever. Nowadays, a 4-year college degree is a requirement in the career-driven world we live in. Furthermore, the country’s population of college-aged students continues to grow. As a result the average college or university is overenrolled by 40%, with an average of 50% of applicants being rejected for admission.
So how do you keep yourself on the good side of that 50%? You set yourself apart from the rest. A 4.0 GPA and a course schedule filled with AP classes isn’t always enough. Community involvement, philanthropy, extracurricular activities and – you guessed it – a high school internship can bring your application to the next level and help you secure admission to the college of your choice.
Through the unique SchoolYear60™ program, InternBoston offers high school students the opportunity to work alongside vetted mentors in a position aligned with their academic aspirations. Interning after school for about 6 hours per week for 10 weeks, high school students will gain invaluable workplace experience, a taste of their chosen career strand, and a priceless competitive advantage on their college application.