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Opinion: graduates need internships to prepare for the job market

While there are many reasons for students to commence a university degree, from self-development to fighting boredom, the majority of university entrants are motivated by a drive to build a successful professional career. This is why the lion's share of university programs are promoted as tickets to successful employment. It’s assumed that once studies are completed, graduates will be ready to join the workforce. However, this is often not the case. Many graduates confess to a lack of job readiness. As a result, the jobs tend to go to those who already have some industry experience, rather than to the freshers. This raises an obvious question: If there is indeed a skills gap that the fresh graduates are experiencing, what is the best way of dealing with it?

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