Beyond the basic professional skills you gain, completing an internship shows you’re ambitious and passionate about a given industry and lets you demonstrate your abilities and make them known. According to a recent survey of large companies (paywall) by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 72% of interns in 2016 received offers, even including those who weren’t graduating for a year, up from 59% last year.

Careers site surveyed more than 11,000 current and former interns showed them a list of 50 large companies and asked them to rate their prestige on a 1 to 10 scale.