- More institutions are emphasizing the importance of internships across all majors, including the liberal arts, with some even making the experience a requirement.
- Internships helps students see practical applications for what they learn in the classroom and discover what they may or may not want in a job, and they can be even more important for students in majors with less-defined career paths.
- According to data from research firm Intern Bridge, the number of liberal arts programs requiring internships for graduation is on the rise, and this is partly because of the economy but also a response to what employers are looking for.
From the article:
Students in the professional fields have for years listened to professors and career advisers drone on about the importance - indeed, the necessity - of a solid undergraduate internship experience. But more of their liberal-arts oriented peers may soon be getting in on the action, as institutions expand their focus to emphasize the importance of internships across all majors, and some even make the experience a requirement for graduation ...