An internship can play a vital role in your career. An internship teaches you real, on-the-job skills and provides valuable experience you might not otherwise have exposure to. Internships can also help you decide if the field you are interning in is really where you want to be.
Our team is focused on helping the students of Battle Creek find careers that they love and want to pursue an internship in, so we have put together a guide to help students in their search for the perfect internship.
Where to Look
Be sure to take advantage of college and career fairs when they come to town. These are great opportunities to meet with experts in the career field you are interested in. You can also meet with local business owners and professionals to learn more about their career. You can learn so much from just talking to those who have experience in the career you want, make sure you come prepared with questions!
Battle Creek has resources available to help our students find the people in Battle Creek they should be connecting with and creating a network with. The Battle Creek Community Foundation can help you find scholarship opportunities through connections with Michigan Works Southwest and the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center.
Battle Creek CAN (BCCAN) is another great resource in the community that wants to assist you in gaining access to information necessary to obtain education beyond high school. Their knowledgeable staff is available to help you achieve your educational goals and prepare for the career of your dreams! They can even help you with financial assistance through The Legacy Scholars program.
Expand Your Network
Don’t be afraid to reach out to businesses or professionals you admire to learn more about their career. You never know, an internship could be waiting for you and it’s just a conversation away! Talk with your teachers and parents to find out who you should connect with and add to your network.
Ready to get started but not sure how? Our action teams would love to help get you in touch with the resources and connections you need to find an internship, please visit our website to learn more.Tags: battle creek, Battle Creek CAN, Battle Creek MI, battle creek michigan, BCCAN, career readiness, how to get an internship, intern, internship, internship tips, internships