Employers recruited a 10-year high percentage of their internsfor full-time positions last year, according to a survey by theNational Association of Colleges and Employers. The survey showedthat 58 percent of interns became full-time employees, the highestconversion rate seen since NACE began tracking trends in 2001.


The findings show interning is proving to be a direct careerpath for more students, and that interns are showing morewillingness to accept full-time job offers. Last year, 86.5 percentof interns offered a full-time position accepted it, up from 2009,when 83.9 percent of interns accepted job offers.


“This suggests that students were somewhat wary about the jobmarket and opted to take the offer rather than gamble thatsomething better would come along,” says Marilyn Mackes, executivedirector for NACE.

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