Getting an Internship

Internships are incredibly important in todays ultra-competitive job market.  You want to be in the position of having multiple job offers by the holiday break of your final year.  The road to multiple offers is paved with internships.

START:  The key to all things is starting, and like most things the endevoer takes longer than you think.  If you are in college, you need to be on this during your first semester.  We want you to visit you career center and work on the basics:

  • Resume
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Mock interviewing
  • Career Fair preparation
  • Review postings of hiring organizations

Also begin to search beyond campus events.  There are hundreds of companies visiting most schools but millions who are hiring.

FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO:  On of the best ways to figure out what you want to do and to find viable job offers is to do 40-50 informational intervies during your time in school.  That means in your freshman year, you need to shoot for 15.  This will help you sort out what you want, what you are good at and who's hiring. (More)

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