TBS Internships: an assured success
published on 06.10.21
- The proportion of remote internships falls after a pandemic year
- More than a third of TBS students in Barcelona find a job while studying
Internships continue to be one of the primary sources of training for young talent, in addition to facilitating their insertion into the world of work and improving their skills and knowledge. After the pandemic year, where most of the students could not do them in person, the improvement of the health situation has favored the return to the office.
In this course, students can rejoin fully and deepen their knowledge of the sector and have a first contact with the workplace in situ, a reality that also allows them to meet other professionals of the same trade who can guide them in the last steps of their training.
“After the difficult 2020 with the pandemic, we can affirm that the return to normality is on the way. This year it is interesting to note that the proportion of remote internships has already dropped a lot. However, some have continued to work remotely”, states Delphine Arnau, head of Career Starter and Business Relations at TBS in Barcelona.
TYPE OF COMPANIES AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Concerning the success data of the students in internships, once they have finished these, they also do not stop improving. In this sense, TBS in Barcelona reveals that of the students who have graduated, 31% continue studying and 69% go to work / look for a job. Of those who go to work, 36% have already found a job before graduating. And of those who have already found a job, 85% have been recruited / still in the company of their practice. Delphine values that “this last piece of information is especially interesting because it demonstrates the abilities of TBS students when it comes to integrating into the labor market, as well as their excellent employability in the current context.”
Regarding the type of companies in which TBS students in Barcelona can carry out their internships, it should be noted that the range is wide, encompassing different economic sectors and types of companies. However, Delphine says that they tend to have these aspects in common: “As for the type of company in which the internships are carried out, they are usually SMEs and startups, more than in large companies, and the sales, marketing, and finance departments are the most common destinations for students.”
Of the rest of the students, it stands out that 36% find work before finishing their studies and that some of them even bet on creating their own company. “In addition, four third-year Bachelor in Management students have validated their internships in creating their own businesses. Besides starting their business adventure, they have been able to benefit from the follow-up and coaching offered by the school in these cases”, Delphine ends up revealing.