Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, September 30, 2016
Any such internship will be beneficial for you. You will likely obtain some practical experience that will help you pursue your field of choice, but more importantly, it will help you to build your professional network, which will be critical in finding the career that you desire. At your internship, where possible, seek out opportunities to have informational interviews with other systems analysts at that company, as well as leaders in that department, and inquire with them what is necessary to have a career in that field and to be successful. It is these relationships that will be important for you when you graduate and are seeking a full time career in this field.