“We’re entering a time of transition in the workplace as baby boomers are going to be retiring in droves, creating a need for college-educated, entry-level talent like never before,” explains Jennifer Floren, founder and CEO of Experience, Inc., “Employers need to start planning ahead to fill these positions and internships are the best way to build a pipeline of talented, young professionals. Interns with direct work experience will easily populate entry-level positions, and with proper training can fill management gaps as well.”
“The market for the best and brightest students is the most competitive I’ve ever seen,” says Dan Black, Director of Campus Recruiting for Ernst & Young. His sentiment is echoed, as 81% of employers sourced for the research observed that new hires with relevant internship experience are better prepared than those without internships, resulting in a custom-made candidate pool.
To learn how to run a successful internship program and attract top job candidates, you can download Experience’s white paper, “How to Recruit for and Manage an Effective Internship Program: Interns are a Strategic Pipeline for Recruiting Today’s College Graduates.”
Experience is the only university-endorsed career network bridging the gap between college and the working world. Since 1996, we have partnered with universities to educate, assist and inspire college graduates to launch and lead extraordinary careers. Each year our award-winning network connects millions of candidates from 3,800 colleges and universities with more than 100,000 employers.
For more information on Experience, Inc., visit Experience.com.