Internship Corner – Deciding Between Two Equally Qualified Candidates

A national study facilitated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers asked employers how they decide between two equally qualified candidates.  The most highly endorsed items were “has completed an internship with your organization” and “has internship experience in your industry”.  On a 5 point scale, where 4 equaled “very much influence” and 5 equaled “extreme influence” during the hiring process, the two internship items scored 4.6 and 4.5, respectively.  If you want to learn more about internships or start planning your next internship search process, view our short video clips and one-pagers here.

 

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall