Data Science: The Benefits of Hiring Former Interns

During the summer months, many college students seek out and work at companies offering internships. The benefits to these students are obvious: They hope that the brief work experience will teach them valuable skills and bolster their resumes for when they look for full-time jobs after graduation. The benefits for companies to provide internships are less obvious. Companies invest in their interns by teaching them the skills necessary to be productive at their particular firm as well as general skills useful with any employer. Yet, typically internships last for only a few months before students leave the firm along with the knowledge they gained. One way that companies can try to capture more of their investment is by hiring top performers from their intern pool. In order to understand the…


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