Now that it's early March, college students and high schoolers should start thinking about how they're going to spend their summer. One popular -- and highly productive -- pursuit is an internship.
I've dealt with a number of both high school and college students who have worked internships. In many cases, an internship creates a path to getting hired as a full-time employee. In those cases where full employment doesn't follow, the internship experience provides a taste of workplace reality, for better or worse, along with some decent background qualifications.