Gaining Professional Experience
Don't miss out on these opportunities to gain professional experience while at Wofford:
The Institute for Professional Development
Part-time employment can help your GPA
With so many aspects of college life competing for your attention, including classes, extra-curricular activities and social events, the thought of adding a job or internship to the mix can seem overwhelming or downright dangerous for your GPA. It may surprise you to learn that students who work as part-time employees or interns often see improvement in their grades rather than the opposite.
Working, whether on- or off-campus or in paid or unpaid internships, helps develop invaluable time management, communication and technical skills that directly benefit your studies and can significantly increase your chances of landing a great job after graduation, particularly if you have former employers to provide great references. The right part-time job or summer internship may even turn into a full-time job after college.
Top 10 skills employers look for:
During an interview, you want to give concrete examples of how you use the skills below and others.
|1. Communication skills
||6. Analytical skills
|2. Computer skills
|3. Strong work ethic
||8. Interpersonal skills
|4. Teamwork skills
||9. Problem-solving skills
||10. Technical skills