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3 Ways Unpaid Internships Pay

Greg Barrette | CAREEREALISM.com



Like many college students, I didn’t understand how vital internships are until late in my academic career. I had that natural student mindset that, “everything would be okay” and, “I’ll land a job somehow after graduation.” If I hadn’t attended a professional development workshop supported by my fraternity’s alumni association, I would have learned the hard way I’m not entitled to anything.

I was on the phone with my mother when I received an e-mail announcing a career workshop being arranged via my fraternity. I asked her, “Should I go to this?” She laughed and simply responded, “Why wouldn’t you go? What’s more important than your future?”

So, I went. Lo and behold, it changed my life. Thank you, Mom!

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