Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Friday, January 29, 2016
It might help you to know you’re not alone. We certainly hear quite a few students struggling with the same decision, and the good news is that internships aren’t the only path.
While an internship can be an important step for gaining experiencing – even required to graduate with some specialties – the part time jobs you mention are a great source of experience for your future. Use your current work to your advantage and, if possible, align your work to your career goals. Don’t forget the experience you gain working with student, community and charitable organizations. It all counts.
Also, as you near graduation, seek out full-time development programs specifically for students that will be graduating. At AT&T, we offer development tracks for everything from leadership to business sales, finance and technology – all designed to help bring you that extra experience and exposure you need to get ahead. Look at opportunities like this to help bridge that gap but still put you in a full-time position that gets your career underway.
All the best in your studies!