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Study Finds Business Executives Favor Internship Experience

Study Finds Business Executives Favor Internship Experience


In a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities study of business executives and hiring managers reveals that participation in applied and project-based learning experiences—particularly internships or apprenticeships—gives recent college graduates an edge.

Internships and apprenticeships stand out as the applied learning experiences most highly valued by employers. 93% of executives and 94% of hiring managers say that they would be more likely to hire a recent graduate who has held an internship or apprenticeship with a company or organization. It should be noted that 52% of executives and significantly more hiring managers (60%) who would be much more likely to do so.

WISH is the WiSE Choice” when it comes to landing yourself a great job after graduating college.  If you, your students, or your classmates are not registered with WISH, then you’ve put yourself in the middle of the pack.

For over 25 years, WISH has been the leading intern housing and residential life services provider in Washington DC.  Every semester and every year, WISH is introducing thousands of our nation’s most talented, high-achieving students to the D.C. area.

If you’re in need of an internship and can’t find one, do not fret, WISH/WiSE provides internship placement support! Working with our professional development network we work to find you the premier internship experience in your field of study. We even assist in helping you earn credit for your internship. We don’t just stop there. Our team will work to strengthen verbal and written communication skills through portfolio presentations and briefing. WISH/WiSE work to make sure that throughout your time here with us that your internship is substantive and rewarding. Students placed by WISH Internships stay at a WISH intern-only residence at a discounted rate.

Take a look at some of the Students and their internships below:


Register today to align yourself with our WISH national network of over 25,000 alumni, many of whom work and reside in the D.C. area.

For more information please check out our WISH or WiSE website or call us at (202) 548-2720

For more information on the study, you can click HERE.

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