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What advice would you give a college student trying to get their first tech internship?

Asked Fort Collins, Colorado

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Amy’s Answer

Updated Albany, New York

Great question! Yes, the college career center can provide guidance and leads but it is also extremely helpful to use your own network: make sure your family members and their friends know you are looking. It is easier to get an internship if someone employed at the company recommends you and can forward your resume to the appropriate hiring authority. I would also recommend setting up an alert on Indeed. This will result in daily emails to you with relevant internships in your geographic area. Now is the time to start applying. If you are home for a spring break soon, that is an ideal time to interview for a summer internship so let the potential employer know when you are available. There is urgency to this! Good luck!

Dinesh’s Answer

<span style="color: rgb(93, 103, 106);">The college career center can provide guidance and leads but it is also extremely helpful to use your own network: such as pro-active on professional social network such as LinkedIn etc. It is easier to get an internship if someone employed at the company recommends you and can forward your resume to the appropriate hiring authority. I would also recommend setting up an alert on job portals. Also, visit to all suitable company website and update your resume. Now is the time to start applying. Good luck!</span>

Ella’s Answer

Updated Tampa, Florida

Use your college's career resource center to help you place yourself in an internship. Companies will reach out to the college with internships first to source their interns. If your college has a reputation with the organization then it will give you a step up before you even walk in the door.

Ella recommends the following next steps:

  • Make an appointment with your school's career center.
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