Announcing InternMatch’s State of the Internship Report, 2013

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May. 29, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 8.19.46 AMRecruiting is changing at a rapid pace in 2013.  So are the ways students are learning about your company, culture, and making decisions about whether or not to join your team.  We surveyed over 100,000 active internship seekers for our State of the Internship Report to help provide definitive answers on some of the most pressing internship questions of 2013.  These include:

  • How has Google, social media, and other online tools changed how students find internships?
  • What perks do millenials value the most when considering an internship offer?
  • How do 82.1% of interns feel about accessing personal social media accounts on the clock?

Below are a few of the results. While some answers are to be expected, many were very unexpected and hint at how Gen Y and in the near future, Gen Z, are thinking differently about internships and the work place.

  • Just 3.8% of students said that they found their last internship through a career fair.  This pales in comparison to students who use traditional networking, as well as online job sites.
  • Work place flexibility (being able to work from home or a coffee shop) is viewed as the most important perk to students in Gen Y.  Very few employers currently offer such an option which represents a large opportunity for those willing to do adapt.
  • Google search is now the #2 most common tool used by students to find internships.  Google is not seen merely as a research tool, but the best way to for many students to begin applying for roles.  Having a hard to find or out of date career page is a huge issue for any employers in 2013.

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