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Asked by Noah A. on September 5, 2017

How (if at all) can a internship with an arm of the federal government translate to bringing a unique experience to private sector work?

Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on September 8, 2017

Absolutely, internships are a great opportunity for you to gain experiences and try things you may not be inclined to if it was a full-time job.  A diversity of experiences are more welcome than ever in the public or private sectors, a ton of research that backs up more variety/diversity/unique experiences, etc. that a company has the more successful they are.  If you interview with a company that does not recognize that, can't see the value that different experiences bring, go somewhere else.

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