February 28, 2012
Are Complaints Against College Works Valid?
As a college student, chances are you’ve been told of the importance of getting an internship or a job that will provide you with much-needed real-world experience before graduation. Some students “get it” and understand why this experience can be so valuable, and others treat it as yet another unnecessary chore. Those who “get it” often find more success than those who don’t, but how do you know which opportunities are legitimate and which are not? What about College Works Painting? Is painting houses really going to give you a leg-up on the competition when it comes time to submit your resume to employers looking to hire recent graduates?
College Works Painting stresses the importance of leadership to its interns, and gives them the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills rather than just giving the prized character trait lip service like a lot of other internship programs. What sets it apart from a lot of other programs? Well, students are more than just painters following orders. They give the orders themselves as they run their own painting business.
Students in the program will learn how to communicate with customers and potential customers, how to organize a business, develop sales skills, and learn about business ethics all while earning extra income while they are in school. That’s the benefit of a paid internship. Not only do you get extra spending money to cover food, books, and other expenses that college students have, you will develop marketable skills that beef up your resume and allow you to perform well in job interviews when asked to explain your experience and skill set.
Some complain that college internships are nothing more than ways for companies to get free labor while giving nothing back to those who participate in the program. College Works Painting allows students to earn a percentage of the work they do, giving them tremendous opportunity to earn extra money and develop themselves as marketable candidates for jobs once they graduate, as well as more well-rounded individuals.
A lot of students use their internship with College Works Painting as a starting point earlier in their college career, and then use that to springboard themselves into internships with other companies that may be more in their intended field. Some have found internships with large corporations that allow them to get a foot in the door before they even walk across the stage to receive their diploma.
Are Some Unappreciative or do the Complaints Have Merit?
I don’t understand how these interns are saying they did not get enough training when the entire internship is a training experience. If I do not know how one can do something or need a solution to a doubt, I can phone my assigned manager, two different managers I’m familiar with, or the top of my division and get help with my setbacks from the department at a maximum of around thirty minutes. It may be the person they were working with. All of them can’t be that bad since each year the company proves its track record.
I’ve read numerous posts on-line from interns who assume that this internship is about running a enterprise for College Works Painting and never for themselves. You might be running your personal painting enterprise!! What the corporate does is assist you with a large $1,000,000 of liability insurance coverage in addition to complete workman’s comp and some tools to help with getting your small business started and help out of your managers whenever you need it. The fact of the issue is: you don’t possess to do anything for the internship. The thing that distinguishes those who are successful from those who usually are not is simply their initiative to be successful and gain probably the most out of the course.
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