How can a virtual internship help me make a career change?
For most professionals looking to pivot to a new industry, the change requires planning and preparation. While you’ll bring with you excellent prior experience and transferable skills, there’s inevitably much to learn. Virtual internships allow you to dictate the hours and scheduling in which you develop those new skills. Additionally, many of the world’s top organizations and companies are operating partially or fully remotely, meaning experience with companies on the other side of the globe is now accessible from your home.
Virtual internships are also an opportunity to explore a new field before committing fully. Interns take on a wide variety of roles, and develop a broad understanding of an organization, and an industry. These placements ensure you’re able to clarify your new professional path without spending months job-searching. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a new path, or are still exploring options, these placements allow you to do so without setting aside the security of your current job.
Perhaps most importantly, interns gain access to passionate and successful professionals with a wealth of knowledge about the field, without the restrictions of borders. After all, when it comes to changing industries, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know!