Do colleges look highly at applicants who have done internships?

<p>I'm going on an interview Monday for an Optometry internship, which is the field I want to pursue a career in. Do colleges take those with internships more serious?</p>

<p>ive got the same question, anyone wanna answer</p>

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<p>I'd also like to hear the answer to this. I'm planning to intern either with an international nonprofit or law firm, and I'm hoping that a glowing LOR from it would give me a "hook."</p>

<p>well, I mean, yeah, it's a good thing. But honestly, almost everyone I know at my college did internships in high school. It is helpful, but it's far, far from a hook, unless it's something REALLY big (RSI, etc.)</p>

<p>Thanks mochamaven
any other input?</p>

<p>Is RSI extremely highly regarded? I'm only going into my sophmore year but I think I might like to apply someday. It's really amazing enough to be considered a hook?</p>

<p>It won't really set you apart from other applicants, but it'll definitely be a huge help. It's work experience and passion combined into one.</p>

<p>However, it's often healthy to put college admissions aside. The experience from the internship itself is likely to justify doing it. You'll probably gain invaluable personal experience thru an internship.</p>

<p>Yes, if it's not one your mom or dad got for you.</p>