Monday, October 27, 2008

Internships: Not Just for Students Anymore

This NYT article confirms what many of us learned long ago. Curiosity and passion are your best bets when it comes to living your "best life." It might require a change in thinking to take on an internship at the age of 45 (or at 35 for that matter), but it's worth considering.

Alexandra Levit, author of “How’d You Score That Gig? A Guide to the Coolest Careers and How to Get Them” (Random House, 2008), said that whatever the reason for seeking a midcareer internship, the experience can be a career booster that energizes people for decades to come.

“Internships really are a great way to test new water and gain new skills,” said Ms. Levit, who is also president of Inspiration at Work, a career consulting firm in Chicago. “The benefit comes from immersion; doing is the best way to learn.”
Access the entire article here.

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