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Should colleges require internships? (PDF)

It’s a widely held belief that a four-year college degree is key to securing a good job. Yet, among bachelor degree graduates between 2002-2016, only 27 percent of graduates had a good job waiting for them upon graduation and it took a year or longer for 16 percent to find a good job, according to recent statistics released by Gallup.

However, those graduates who had a relevant job or internship while in school were more than twice as likely to acquire a good job immediately after graduation. Furthermore, that trend held across all academic majors, begging the question: Should colleges begin requiring internships for college graduates? See the PDF

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