College students or recent graduates know the feeling of needing/wanting an internship before graduation. The sheer amount of competition out there is astounding. Everyone knows that having real-world business experience while still in school is the best way to get a step ahead of the rest of your colleagues.

As a student at the University of Florida, and heading into my final year as an undergrad; having an internship is and was my top priority. Not only did I want to get real-world experience, but it's a required course for me to graduate.