Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Many internships may be difficult to get but they’re an increasingly effective route to launching a successful career.

Here’s why: On average, 62 percent of college graduates who had paid internships were offered full-time jobs. Fully 74 percent of the students who received internships through one organization received job offers.

The nation’s largest nonprofit resource for salaried corporate internships, INROADS, helps prepare qualified college students for success by offering them comprehensive training in essential workplace skills that range from interview techniques to business ethics to utilizing technology.

So far, INROADS has placed students in over 125,000 paid internships and graduated over 25,000 into full-time professional and managerial positions, with over 1,000 corporate partners, many in the Fortune 500. In fact, INROADS graduates had a conversion rate of 65 percent from internship to full-time employment with an INROADS Corporate Partner, while the national average graduate conversion rate is only 57.7 percent.

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