Now more than ever, employers are highly selective about whom they hire. Virtually all hiring managers prefer to hire graduates who bring real–world experience to their organization. In very real terms, a degree alone may just not be enough to land your dream job. Internships do more than just look good on your resume. You can test–drive the career path that interests you most. You can build a network of professional and personal contacts; develop the skills employers are seeking; and build confidence, motivation and professional work habits you need to excel. Ultimately, an internship can get your foot in the door with major companies or influential organizations. More employers each year hire their interns as full–time employees after graduation.