When is the best time to apply for internships in computer science or economics?
I am an Information Systems major hoping to double major in Economics and minor in Computer Science. #computer-science #computer-software #economics #information-systems
Summer internship application season actually begins in autumn of the year prior, around the time universities hold their fall career fairs. It runs all the way up to late May. I would say look at the company where you want to intern and reach out. My daugher is a Chemical Engineering major and she actually got an internship while she was in high school. She received a scholarship as a result.
Companies will continue into February, and do a bunch of one off hires later then.
It would also help to see if your school helps sponsor folk to attend local tech conferences - I personally had more luck finding positions more tailored to my skillset in those.
To echo Candace:
You can get an internship virtually anytime, but typically college students get internships after their sophomore or junior years. Personally, I was fortunate to land an internship as a software engineer after my freshman year, which really gave me a great perspective of what SWEs do at a very early stage in my collegiate career. So, I'd say it's never too early (within reason). As long as you have some skills that you can bring to the table, you can and should apply for an internship.
If you go to a career fair or apply for an internship and they tell you it's too soon, don't worry, just stay in touch with that person and apply again next year. And you should ask what type of skills they're looking for so that you can make sure you obtain those skills for when you apply next year.
But to answer you question directly, it's really never too early to look for and apply for internships, you just need to make sure to do your research on the company and you have some of the skills they would need so that you can be successful in the internship. Hope that helps answer your questions.
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