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How to find an internship?

I have to find an internship next, still didn't find a way, no one answers my demands
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Thank you comment icon Hi Mariam, I changed your question slightly to be in the question format! Gurpreet Lally, Admin
Thank you comment icon Hi Marian, how are you? My name is Young and I am a Peer Career Coach at the University of Minnesota. I help peer students to prepare and achieve their internship goals. So, here are some of my advice on how to find an internship. First, use the resources around you. If you go to a school, talk to the career advisor or ask other students how they found their internship. Second, use professional social media such as Glassdoor and LinkedIn. They usually have a huge pool of internship opportunities and you can filter them down to what you are looking for. Third, prepare your Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview skills. When you apply, you might get interviews very quickly and if you aren't prepared for the fast-moving process, you could struggle. I hope this helped! Young

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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Mariam,

Your school should have a career services department that may offer information on summer internships. You can also target specific companies you are interested in working for by visiting their direct websites. Most companies will have their internship opportunities posted. LinkedI and Indeed are also great, reputable resources for internships. Good luck in your search!
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Nicole’s Answer

Hi!
Do you have a network that you could use to help find internships? This might include teachers, your parents, friends' parents, or other friends and family members. Often, it can be easier to get a response about an internship (or even make your own!) if you know someone who already works at the business.
Best of luck,
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Shreya’s Answer

Hello Mariam,

What worked best for me was the following:

1) Reach out to career services at your school/university. Typically, the university's career services offer help with resume and LinkedIn profile optimization, list of employers who frequently recruit from your school, mock interviews, and more. I encourage you to take advantage of these resources as they can help improve your chances in finding and applying to job positions with an effective resume as well as in interviewing for those roles.

2) Message people on LinkedIn who are currently working in the roles/positions that you are seeking at the companies of interest. Kindly introduce yourself and express your interest in learning more about their experiences. You can also ask for advice/tips as you apply to the positions of your interest. You may even earn a recommendation for an internship role from those you meaningfully network with! If you are unfamiliar with LinkedIn etiquette, I encourage you to read the following article and other online articles alike:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140417174121-34888774-linkedin-etiquette-guide-20-do-s-don-ts/

3) Definitely attend career fairs at your school (both fall and spring fairs) as well as other professional fairs that you may be interested in (examples include SASE fair, NSBE, SWE, SHPE, etc.). When you do so, you have an opportunity to directly advocate for yourself to recruiters and ask intelligent questions regarding the role/company/etc. Often, recruiters also encourage you to connect with them on LinkedIn, which is great for building relationships directly with recruiters and remaining in touch. Also, internship applications often ask how you came to know about that particular role or company, in which case you could note the career fair that you had attended.

4) Don't give up! Keep an open mind and continue applying to many internships of your interest as possible. Keep track of the status of all your applications and don't hesitate to follow up with recruiters in an appropriately timely manner.

Good luck with your endeavors!


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Andrea’s Answer

Echoing what Jennifer said, LinkedIn could be a good resource if the companies you have applied to are on there. You can search for people who work in the department you're trying to intern for, or reach out to the recruiter/HR person. Additionally, don't get discouraged! Best of luck to you.
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Laura’s Answer

Hi there Mariam!

Depending on what field you would like to go into, it is great to do some outreach to local organizations to see what possible internship opportunities they may have.

LinkedIn is a great resource to network with local Recruiters or HR professionals who may have internship opportunities in your field of interest.

Being persistent can be key as well, reaching out to companies that you have already applied for to see if they have reviewed your resume or application. If they are not deciding to move forward with you, then asking what you can do to boost up your resume may help too.

A final thought is to see if there are any local volunteer opportunities as well, that can help because sometimes volunteer opportunities will turn into an internship. I wish you the best of luck in finding the internship of your dreams!
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Oscar’s Answer

Hi Mariam,

There are many ways to go about this.
1. Go to your schools career fair and network with folks there.
2. Research online what type of role you are looking for and then see if those companies are doing on site career workshops throughout the school year at your University.
3. Apply online through specific company portals!
4. Use job boards like LinkedIn and Indeed to search and apply!
5. Reach out to your professors for guidance!
6. Reach out to your friends and see how they are doing it!
7. Go to your colleges career office and they can also provide guidance and next steps!

Goodluck!

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Luis’s Answer

Hi Mariam!

I think one good area to start would be career fairs! Especially during this time as a lot of companies are beginning to open up their internship program for this summer. In addition, I would suggest looking at companies that you are really interested and looking at their career site as they are most likely looking for students for their incoming program!
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Edwin’s Answer

Hello Mariam,

Like everyone else has mentioned already feel free to visit the Career Services Department. Also, you can check out the different workshops that the company will hold and make sure to network with them by asking for their email or a LinkedIn profile? You can always set up informational interviews with people in your dream role by asking them a set list of questions.

One piece of advice for me is to continue applying, and not give up.

You go this Mariam. Wishing you the best of luck!
Edwin
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