The struggle for summer internships has never been more intense, according to Mark Oldman, co-founder of Vault Inc., a career counseling company. "In an uneven job market, an internship is, or can be, the deal closer for permanent employment," he said. "Now, if you don't have one, you're at a competitive disadvantage." About 82 percent of graduating college seniors have completed an internship, either for pay or school credit, according to a Vault survey this year, the figure was 80 percent last year. "They've moved from résumé enhancer to résumé necessity, and this is reflected in today's frenetic process," said Mr. Oldman, one of the authors of "The Vault Guide to Internships." from The New York Times, 7/06/05.
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