Thursday, April 19, 2012

Internships--not just for docs

If you are in college, you may want to start now to snag an internship for the summer.

Check out: All Work, No Pay by Lauren Berger.

She suggests making a list. First—all the companies where you would like to work. Not your major necessarily—your passion.

If you have no experience—stick with smaller places.

Go to the career resource center to get company ideas. Research them on the internet. Then see if they have internships.

Make a spreadsheet of details and dates.

Follow up two weeks later to a specific person. Call Tues-Wed-Thurs for more chance of getting through.

One followup email only—then move on. This is why you pursue more than one.

I would add—be sure you get something for this—college credit, something. You don’t want to be cutrate labor.

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