And how an internship abroad will help get you there!
A career in Entrepreneurship isn’t for just anyone. This demanding and exciting field requires passion, focus and the willingness to take risks. Entrepreneurs take problems or inconveniences in life and see them as an opportunity to create a product or service. Though salaries vary, working for a successful start-up can also end up being incredibly lucrative, not to mention an exciting experience. Enjoying what you do and feeling passionate about your work will make you a happier person in the long term. Learn more about the benefits of being an entrepreneur:
7 benefits of being an entrepreneur
1. You set your own schedule
Though entrepreneurship can often require long hours, the benefit of building a business is that you are in charge of deciding when you want to work. Instead of the monotonous 9-5 set-up, you’re able to have more independence and freedom. It’s not that you are doing less work, but rather that you’re able to choose when you want to work in order to accommodate other activities in your life.
2. You believe in what you do
Working in entrepreneurship is inspiring. Instead of being a cog in the wheel for a giant, hierarchical corporation, you are able to see your ideas make a difference and contribute to the construction of a brand new business.
3. Your workplace can vary
Don’t expect to always be working from inside an office while working for or creating your own start-up. Entrepreneurs and other start-up founders often work from home or while traveling, instead of within an office. The ability to opt out of working constantly in an office is a great way to be able to experience a change in scenery and break up the monotony of always working in the same space.
4. You’re the boss
You have a large degree of agency and control in what’s happening when you’re starting your own company. You get to build a team, decide where the company is going, and call the shots.
5. You get to see your work change lives
Part of what an entrepreneur does is solve problems. They make something more efficient, provide a better service or build a new product that helps people in their everyday lives. Whatever it is that entrepreneurs are trying to sell, it’s meant to change and improve lives (and turn a profit).
6. You become a business leader
Being able to see how your business has contributed to the local economy and provided jobs is incredibly rewarding. Your role as a business leader in your community is important and respectable.
Part of what makes entrepreneurship so alluring is that it’s both dynamic and exciting. The company is growing and adapting constantly, keeping everyone on their toes.
Why intern abroad?
An internship in Entrepreneurship is an excellent way to see if the start-up sector is right for you while gaining real-world, relevant professional experience. Working alongside established industry professionals is a great way to gather vital insight into the industry. Being placed abroad gives interns that invaluable international experience and multicultural perspective which is essential to being a competitive professional in the 21st century. The Intern Group offers international Entrepreneurship internships in some of the most exciting start-ups in the world, in sectors including Finance, Green Energy, Technology, Logistics and Social Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship interns can work in amazing cities like Madrid, New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Medellín and London.
For more information about a career in Entrepreneurship, check out our interview with the Latin Mark Zuckerberg.
Learn more about how to boost your career in entrepreneurship with an internship abroad!
Sources: http://www.e2-p.eu/en-ie/keyquestions/what-are-the-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-being-an-entrepreneur, http://www.chrisducker.com/love-being-an-entrepreneur/, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140707163719-331848598-the-top-7-benefits-of-being-an-entrepreneur
Photo 1. based on 21 Success Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs, by Joe The Goat Farmer, CC-by-2.0
Photo 2. based on Mark Zuckerberg Facebook SXSWi 2008 Keynote, by Jason McELweenie, CC-by-2.0
Photo 3. based on New York Skyline, by Peter McConnochie, CC-by-ND 2.0