Internships get personal

Students who know what they want to do once they enter the adult world have a relatively easy time figuring out where to apply for internships – or at least which industries to target. But what about those who haven't figured out what they'd like to do with the rest of their lives? It's a valid conundrum, particularly considering that many people of all different ages have had to re-think their careers, seek retraining and, in some cases, start completely over.

I've always contended that confusion over career path doesn't have to box someone out of pursuing internships. In fact, in a way, seeking experience without the pressure of an ultimate goal can be liberating. It opens up the world of possibilities beyond the fields of, say, accounting or marketing or graphic design.