February 8, 2018
Remember: keep your options open when you are looking at the internship! The Lord works in crazy ways and maybe, just maybe, you may end up loving an internship that you originally thought you would not enjoy.
3. Know where to look.
I remember sitting down with my computer and not knowing where to search for internships. Make the process fun! Create a list/document where you keep all your internship opportunities and application status information!
4. I’m on the Website – Now What?
This is my favorite part – searching for internships and finding a perfect fit! This takes time, thought, and patience but it can be very rewarding when you invest yourself in applying for the internships. You are making an investment for your future career!
5. The Interview
Human Resource companies only bring in serious candidates that meet the qualifications on paper. The interview is your place to shine! You need to set yourself above the rest, in a professional manner. Here are my tips:
This is the simplest step – after you have finished interview, send a thank you card. Either by email or snail mail, make sure you thank the party that interviewed you. In the thank you card state why you would like to work with their team/company and add that you would be an asset to the team. Be sincere, but also direct!
The pictures highlight my time in NYC for National Donut Day where I met the Harlem Globetrotters as well as some of the team from the plant that I worked with. The experiences that I got to be a part of during this internship were more than I could have ever dreamed up – which is why I am a huge supporter of keeping your options open, you never know what you will enjoy!
I hope these tips have helped! Have confidence while looking for an internship, go out on a limb, apply for an internship you might not qualify for, show your work ethic – and most of all have fun once you get to your internship!
Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration