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How do I get an internship?

I am going into the field of business and I would like to get more information about what I am entering into. #business #internships

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Tony’s Answer

My understanding of your questions is that: 1. You are going into business (starting school?); 2. you want to get experience through internships; and 3. how do you get an internship.


If you are in college, talk to your career services department to understand who is coming on campus to interview. You can also talk to friends and family to understand where internship opportunities exist and what you need to do to apply for them. You can also arrange information interviews with professionals in your area (not to get a job, but to understand the job and how you can find opportunities). This will help open doors to more permanent positions at the company/industry of your choice.


In the meantime, you should be working on your resume, your story about experience and desire to learn, etc. Also don't discount simply going out and getting a job. You will learn more working at a walmart than you will at many internships.

Thank you comment icon Hi Tony, thank you so much for the amazing advice you gave Alexis above! I had a follow up question I wanted to ask; what did your path look like for ending up at AIG? What sorts of internships/roles did you work during undergrad to land that job? Thank you so much in advance! -David David Ohta COACH
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Carina’s Answer

Networking will be your best friend if you are trying to get an internship. See if anyone you know is working at a company that you might be interested in and ask if you can interview them about their work. LinkedIn often has great job openings as well.
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Alyssa’s Answer

Tony's answer above is a great and complete answer. I would add a more general piece of advice: to try to be open to making connections anywhere, anytime. Always being proactive and introducing yourself with a handshake after having even a brief chat with someone can really pay off in the end. Once you've met someone, you can typically find and request them on LinkedIn to add to your connection. You never know how those relationships can pay off later!

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