Answered by Phil, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
I agree with my colleague from Eaton. I think it really depends on the type of move you're planning to make and your career goals. Relationships are everything when it comes to seeking a full-time role after graduation: if you've interned at a great company and want to stay there, by all means, go back and do another internship with them and build those strategic relationships. If you're more open to leaving and/or just gaining more industry experience, then networking with folks at other companies could serve you well. Whichever path you choose to take, make sure to maintain those strong connections and relationships after you've finished your internship assignment. Connect with former managers and colleagues on LinkedIn and keep the lines of communication open. If you were a great employee as an intern, they may be more likely to hire you on when they have a new full-time position open. Best of luck!