Computer science is an area that offers a lot of competition for those who deal with this topic. Competition means that you have to be at the top of your game to get the best jobs. There are many schools that offer computer science as a major subject. This means that there are many well-educated people in this field.
If so many people have the same knowledge in this field, what can make an individual stand out from the crowd? The answer would be: experience. Employers are looking for people who are already qualified, experienced and willing to take a job in their company.
Internships help students who have just graduated or are about to graduate to gain the experience they need to succeed in the field of information technology. An internship is a program where a student gets a job (sometimes paid, sometimes not) in a company in his chosen field of work. This must be applied for and is usually awarded to students who can prove that they have earned the job. This is where exemplary CVs and portfolios become important.
There are some skills that are very much in demand by employers. These are skills that interns want to possess in order to get an internship and possibly a job. Some of these skills can be things like communication, organization and the ability to work individually or sometimes in a team.
There may be some advanced requirements, such as knowledge of high-level programming languages such as Java, Pearl, C/C++ or Visual Basic. These are just some of the many programs that interns can get to know. The more a trainee can know before starting, the better.
When an intern starts an internship, it is very important to treat it like a real job. It is essentially a job, whether paid or not. The intern will learn what it takes to actually be in this position. Therefore, it may be most beneficial for an intern to consider the internship as a real job. This mentality can help in the long run because employers can then judge how seriously the trainee is taking the opportunity. Some may even offer the trainee a full-time position after completing the traineeship and/or graduating.
However, the employer is not the only one with expectations and demands on the trainee. If they are taken for college credit, the trainee may be asked to write a report and/or give a presentation on everything he has done and learned during the traineeship. Through an internship a student can prepare for the actual work.