What are the best ways to land an internship?

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What are the best ways to land an internship?

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What are the best ways to land an internship?

Go to your career center as soon as you get admitted and start finding out about opportunities for freshmen. The career center should be your 2nd home!

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President IVY Counselors Network

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each college has career placement center, some department has internship posting services. parents can also be the best resources for internship. students can seek complany website for internship opportunity.

Megan Dorsey
SAT Prep & College Advisor College Prep LLC

Treat Your Search & Interview As If It Were A Job

No matter which field of study you choose, an internship can be invaluable. You gain practical work experience in your chosen field and get a foot in the door of a company you may someday wish to work for. Here are some tips to land that internship. 1.) Begin with your college or university. Check with the placement office as well as your academic department. 2.) Research online. 3.) Be willing to go abroad. Some internships are open to international students with the proper qualifications. 4.) Treat your internship as you would a real job. Prepare yourself for your interview. Research the position and company and whether or not you are being paid for your internship, put your best foot forward.

Tennille Raney
Founder Develop Your Dreams

What are the best ways to land an internship?

Some of the best ways to land an internship are: - Go to the place where you dream of working and see if they offer internships...then apply - Speak with your college professor or the school's internship coordinator - Conduct research online for internships in your intended field - Join professional organizations in your field as a student member and inquire within a membership forum. - Good, old-fashioned word of mouth is always effective

Todd Weaver
Senior Advisor Strategies for College, Inc.

What are the best ways to land an internship?

Short answer: start researching internship options EARLY! In fact, as soon as you enroll, I recommend meeting not only your academic advisor, but also your career counselor. Get to know the career office and the people that work there. They are a resource that comes with your education - use it! I think too many students wait until Junior or Senior year to start working on internships and career searches... be ahead of the curve and start as a Freshman.

Nancy Milne
Owner Milne Collegiate Consulting

What are the best ways to land an internship?

There are a number of ways to secure an internship. Some campuses have an office dedicated to just this task. Other schools leave it up to the faculty to help make the connections for students. There is nothing to keep you from using family, friends, or other contacts to create something on your own; just be certain you get approval from the college.

Dr. Bruce Neimeyer
CEO/Partner Global College Search Associates, LLC

What are the best ways to land an internship?

If you know someone working in the field, sometimes this is the best way as you have an advocate. Your faculty are also good sources for these opportunities as well as the alumni of your institution. You might also speak with the career center on campus for the school as they typically will have established corporate relations and can assist you with finding some of these opportunities. It is always best to investigate all of these avenues so that you have the best possibility in acquiring the internship you might most like to have.

Reecy Aresty
College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author Payless For College, Inc.

What are the best ways to land an internship?

With a great LOR (Letter Of Recommendation). It's also important to realize that who you know is often vastly more important than what you know!

Benjamin Caldarelli
Partner Princeton College Consulting, LLC

What are the best ways to land an internship?

While there are internship possibilities almost anywhere, one of the best ways to land a quality internship is to be in a city that has a significant amount available. Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, and LA are where you will find the most and best internships. Then use all your networking powers to make contact with people who may be able to help. Take advantage of your college career services office which may maintain employers and individuals who are interested in recruiting students from your school. Alumni can be very helpful. Also use any personal family contacts to make connections. There are many print and online resources that can also guide you toward places and people who want interns and have quality programs. While a personal introduction is always best, a well written letter can do wonders.

Tira Harpaz
Founder CollegeBound Advice

What are the best ways to land an internship?

Ask your parents and your teachers if they know of someone you could send your resume to. If you're a college student, use all the resources available in your college career center. Go online and research internships and submit resumes to ones that look interesting. See if anyone who attended your college has a job at a company you would like to work at and reach out to that person. Keep plugging away and don't get discouraged.