One of the best predictors for the job you will have after graduation is what you were doing the summer after your junior year. If you plan to spend it in your hometown working at the same minimum wage job you have held since high school, take note.
It’s a tough economy out there, and you don’t want to live in your parents’ basement after college. Your parents probably also would prefer you go out and live a full life. There aren’t many guarantees in life, but we guarantee that an internship, or another significant pre-professional experience, will help you get a better job or admission to a better graduate or professional school with more likelihood of funding. Two such experiences would be even better.