Employers are highly selective about whom they hire. Most managers prefer to hire graduates who bring real–world experience to their organization. Internships do more than just look good on your resume. You can test–drive the career path that interests you most. You can build a network of professional and personal contacts; develop the skills employers are seeking; and build confidence, motivation and professional work habits you need to excel. Ultimately, an internship can get your foot in the door with major companies or influential organizations. At Wartburg, internships, field experiences, and job shadowing are encouraged in most majors. More than 60 percent of our alumni report having completed an internship (for academic credit or non-credit) during their four years.