Professional Internships - A PTC Advantage
An important advantage in attending PTC is the experience you will gain on your internship. In today’s job market, an internship is called the new interview because so many employers value experience in the people they hire. There is no better way for a company to learn the value of a potential employee than from working with them first hand during an internship.
For you as a student, there is great value in learning about a company and a career field by working directly at that company during an internship. You learn about the career, what the day to day company environment is like, and promotion opportunities.
At PTC, each Associate student participates in a valuable internship in their field of study. During these internships, students learn important work skills, gain insight into a company’s environment, plus, add important credential to their resume.
Most important, employers who offered internships ultimately hired 66% of the interns who worked for them.*
During your studies at PTC you will work with the outstanding career services department, a group of over 13 career specialists dedicated to helping you build your career. You will meet with your career services advisor to identify potential internship employers. You will learn interviewing skills, build your resume, and be introduced to potential employers who are looking for PTC Interns.
When you have landed your internship, you will spend eleven intensive weeks learning career skills first hand. Combined with PTC’s hands - on education, you will have a head start on the career you have selected.
It is important to note that many colleges do not offer an internship option. PTC has offered internship for over 20 years, and many companies such as Industrial Scientific have hired over 100 interns from PTC. This is an important distinction to remember when you are selecting a college.
How do companies view internships? Read what Diane Bickford - Executive for Organizational Excellence at CORE has to say about PTC internships:
Diane Bickford - Executive for Organizational Excellence of CORE, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, says of PTC Interns,
"CORE has found PTC interns to be energetic, ready to work and very willing to take on any task. As a result, we are able to employ several PTC graduates full time who continue to be high performers today. *
Scot MacTaggart - Branch Manager, PSX, talks about the success his technology company has experience with PTC interns,
"We’ve hired a number of PTC grads that we consider to be great successes. Our lead technician in our Cleveland office not that long ago was an intern and he quickly moved through the ranks." *
* Statistics based on available 2016 graduates who were offered and/or received career search assistance January 1, 2016-April 30, 2017. Employment includes full- and part-time and freelance positions. Visit https://www.ptcollege.edu/employmentstats for more information.