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What to Expect as a Paycom Intern

Abraham Mendieta | July 27, 2023

Internships help bridge college and the professional world, providing the practical experience, skill development, networking opportunities and insights needed to break into an industry. They significantly enhance a student’s employability and establish a solid foundation for their career.

But an internship at Paycom is more than those things; it’s a chance to gain real-world experience at an innovative, industry-leading tech company — and get paid while doing it.

Here are the three top reasons you should consider a Paycom internship.

1. Gain insight into professions to help define career goals

What does your dream career really look like? A Paycom internship could offer you a glimpse.

One of the most significant benefits of a Paycom internship is the clarity it can provide. Our interns are immersed in the day-to-day life of a professional in their field, all while building their resume, expanding their skill set and paving the way for an accomplished career. This experience can help you define your goals and illuminate new paths and opportunities — all in an inclusive, people-first culture.

By working in an innovative, fast-paced work environment, our interns can assess whether the field aligns with their interests, strengths and long-term objectives — so they can make informed decisions about their career path.

2. Make connections that grow your professional network

Paycom internships offer the opportunity to connect with our team of experienced technology pros, opening doors to future job opportunities by expanding your network and building lasting relationships. Interning with us can be a steppingstone to launching your career.

And if you leave a great impression, it might increase your chances of being offered a permanent position within our organization. Just ask our Chief Sales Officer (and former Paycom intern) Holly Faurot, whose internship propelled her career forward in ways she never thought possible.

What’s more, Paycom internships are paid, which can give you an even greater advantage when seeking your first job after graduation. According to a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), paid interns receive an average of 1.61 job offers after graduation, while non-interns get an average of 0.77 — meaning those with a paid internship on their resume are more than twice as likely to land a job after graduation.

3. Gain valuable professional experience interning at Paycom

You know the cliché, but Paycom interns aren’t just making copies and coffee runs — they’re getting valuable experience in the HR technology field.

Through meaningful project work, social interactions, training programs, networking opportunities and constructive feedback to improve your skills, our internship program offers a first-class culture that can help ignite your career.

Here’s why Angel, a former junior executive sales rep intern and now a full-time sales representative, chose an internship at Paycom.

“I wanted to ensure the time I spent doing the job for a semester was actually going to propel me forward in my career,” she said. “Being a part of a program that was challenging, inclusive and creative would give me the ability to grow my knowledge and develop as a more professional person overall. Paycom checked off all of the boxes and more.”

Find the right Paycom internship program for you

Paycom offers summer, fall and spring internships spanning a wide range of disciplines, including software development, sales, IT, client services, product design, marketing, recruiting and more.

In addition to semester-long internships, our Summer Engagement Program offers virtual training and networking opportunities to students interested in working in sales, technology or operations. These unpaid sessions last from 1 to 2 weeks, requiring just a few hours of time each day, and provide valuable insight into working in the human capital management industry.

With an internship at Paycom, you’ll have the unique opportunity to contribute ideas, learn from industry experts and be involved in projects that shape the future of HR technology. As internships go, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Ready to land your dream internship? Apply to Paycom today.

About the author
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Abraham Mendieta
As an employer brand marketer, Abraham Mendieta helps the recruiting teams engage top talent and increase brand awareness. Mendieta is a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned degrees in both sociology and advertising. His efforts on Paycom’s employer brand team include company culture; careers; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Outside work, Abraham enjoys reading, going to the gym, spending time outdoors and hanging out with his family and friends.