Many people consider college to be one of the most memorable times of their life. I am Chuck and I am a student at the University of Chicago feels the same way, too. I created a blog where I share my personal college experiences, my struggles and how I try to overcome them, how I discovered the path to take after college, and some career tips and how to score great internships.
If you are lucky to have found what you want to do after college, the next step should be looking for ways to get there. One of the best ways to land a great career in your chosen field is to work had to land an internship first.
I explained in my blog some useful tips on how to land an internship that can open many doors for you after college. Remember that competition can be intense. Here are some of the highlights and takeaways you can get from my blog to help you get your foot in the door.
Get all the experiences and exposure you can get while in college
Every bit of experience is an additional bling on your resume. That is why college is a great training ground for every student. If you are a student leader or if you are an active member of different organizations that make an impact on campus, it will all look good on your resume.
It will work best if your college experience is related to the career you really want to pursue. For instance, if you are looking for a career in banking and finance, your resume should include participation in any banking and finance-related organizations. Summer internships also count as a great experience.
Prepare a well-written resume
Do not make the mistake of not double and triple checking your resume before you submit it. Nothing beats a clear, clean, and concise resume. If yours is full of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and any inaccuracies, do not expect to score that internship. If you cannot accomplish a simple task of creating a good resume, how can you even expect companies to trust you with a more complicated job?
Ace the interview
Creating a great resume and submitting it on time is one thing, but bringing your A game in the interview is another. It is your one chance to make an impression and showcase your skills. Dress properly and ask questions.
Chuck believes all these tips can help you obtain an internship that you want and could potentially lead to a permanent job at the company.