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How can I get internship in IT field?

I am pursuing bachelor in Computer Science and want to start my career. It seems getting internship almost impossible before graduation.

Thank you comment icon Hi. Microsoft and other big and smaller branded name companies are always searching for interns. King
Thank you comment icon May I add that a good way to find them is to visit tech company websites as if job searching ...scrolling throughout...they typically have a link to apply for an internship. Good luck. King
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much Lost B. I will keep an eye on those sites. Fnu

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Lanting’s Answer

Hi!

I know it's stressful to get an internship in college years and I have been in the exact same shoe before. While most companies have link you can apply for, I also think you can possibly open more opportunities by networking with people like joining recruiting event, getting to know people on linkedin. These types of interactions are more direct and give you the chance to meet people who have the resources.
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, Lanting. Fnu
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Josh’s Answer

Hi Fnu,

The first thing I would say is try and leverage all the resources you have. If your school has career services you should definitely use it! It for me at least made getting that first internship much easier than just applying randomly.

The second thing I would say if you're applying to tons of companies and can't find anything, don't worry! There are plenty of ways to make good use of your summer other than an internship. If you can't get an internship the next best thing is to spend a lot of time working on a personal project. Try to find something your'e passionate about but also that can demonstrate all your skills or even develop new ones for you. Having a polished project that proves your skills in an area will then give you a big leg up for the next summer.

Hope this helps.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for your encouragement! Fnu
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Olga’s Answer

Hi Fnu -
I totally understand how hard and stressful it is.
I think it's always difficult to get your first job in Computer Science. By its nature, software engineering requires a lot of hands-on experience, and what's learnt at school is never helpful enough.
Try Amazon Internship program. Also just don't be afraid to apply for Google and Microsoft internships - normally the larger the companies are, the more interns they need.
I do wish you can find an internship, but it would still be okay if you cannot. Without an internship is not a big deal. Not joining a big company is not a big deal. As long as you get the work experience, recruiters reach out to you later. Even if you'll have to join a small team/startup right after your graduation and without a fabulous internship, you'll still be invited to apply to big companies, normally after 1-2 years. Just don't feel bad or so stressed, the most important thing is never stop learning.
Good luck!
Thank you comment icon I appreciate it, Olga. Thank you for the advice and encouragement. Fnu
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. I am glad to hear hear that you will graduate soon.
Internship experience can really help you in your future career.
To find an intern opportunities, below are a few suggestions:
- Keep an eye on the corporates website. They may post the internship program info from time to time
- Keep an eye in the career office vacancies post of your college
- If you have any corporate that you are keen to be an intern, send an email to their HR articulate why you are interested to work as intern for them with your cv
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much, Rebecca for taking the time to answer my question. It was helpful. Fnu
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Kunal’s Answer

Hello,

I am a rising senior in university studying Computer Science and currently interning at Cisco. You should try to find tech related clubs on campus. They have connections and partnerships with companies that regularly give talks and hire club members. You will also get great mentorship and advice from senior students who are part of these clubs.

You should connect with your University career services for help in finding internships and advice. They usually already have a list of companies that students from your University typically go to (mostly local, unless you are studying at a big university). These are useful for internships in the Summer after 1st/2nd year. They also help you to understand what aspects of Computer Science/IT you like and don't like. After you get some experience, you can start applying to bigger companies or companies you want to really work at, in your final years.

Other great resources for finding internships include LinkedIn connections, job boards like LinkedIn/Handshake/Ripplematch (very useful for student in the US), university alumni, etc.

Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much Kunal. I appreciate you taking the time to answer this. I agree, I should contact my varsity career services. Fnu
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Claire’s Answer

Hi I'm a rising sophomore SWE intern at Cisco. To get this internship and the other offers I had, I utilized Handshake, which is a platform my school uses for job postings, my school's career center, and online searches. If you just search the company you're interested in and internships, their careers page should pop up so you can look through there for job postings. Make sure you spend some time on your resume and ask older students to take a look at it. Your school/school clubs may also host resume sessions, which you can attend to see other people's resumes and get feedback on your own. Send lots of applications and practice Leet Code in the meantime. Then when interviews start, I'd recommend doing some mock interviews first to get some feedback. I also networked with recruiters at job fairs to learn about opportunities and get an idea of what parts of my package to highlight for different types of companies.
Thank you comment icon Congratulations! Great to hear about your internship!! I will use this advice as I prepare for my career. Thank you!! Fnu
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Ka’s Answer

Don't be discouraged if you have not found one yet. There are different ways to look for an internship. I'd recommend starting with the career office of your school and leverage their resources. Have someone review your resume with you to ensure it reflects the right and valuable information targeting for the type of internship you'd like to apply for. A lot of companies have connections with the schools for hiring internship. Also check out LinkedIn and Glassdoor for opportunities. Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you, Ka for the advice. Fnu
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Shweta’s Answer

Check various sites like linkedin. If you have any college seniors, friends or relatives working in any company, you can check with them for referrals. You can even connect with other people in linkedin and approach them for a referral.

Here is the site for Oracle https://www.oracle.com/in/corporate/careers/students-grads/programs.html

Hope this helps!
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Shweta Fnu
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Chiranjib’s Answer

Here is the IBM internship process. Hope you find it useful! Best wishes!

https://www.ibm.com/employment/internship/programs/
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Chiranjib. I’ll check it out. Fnu
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Phil’s Answer

Adobe offers a great summer internship program and I have been lucky enough to have great achievements the past 2 years in a row. This has resulted in interns driving solutions for productive use and offers of full-time employment upon commencement of their education.

Many tech companies offer similar programs to Adobe too, so review their sites and other career specialization sites such as LinkedIn to engage with them and assess your readiness to submit an application.

Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice. Fnu
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Südi’s Answer

Hey! Don't lose your confidence because you were not hired, yet. There are many companies out there, keep applying.
Maybe you want to rework your CV. There are a lot of templates on the internet, pick one that fits you.
Try social networking, because a good recommendation from one of your friends is a big jump on the list of candidates.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice. Fnu
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Jonathan’s Answer

Getting an internship may be daunting because imposter syndrome is something that a lot of people experience. There are many companies out there looking for interns, especially in IT and computer science as the field grows. Your college/university might have resources, such as career fairs and advisors/counselors that can help you find opportunities. To increase your chances of getting an offer, make sure to keep your grades up, create and build projects in the programming languages you know to show proficiency, and use sites like Leetcode to practice for technical interview questions. Don't be discouraged when you get rejections. Use your experiences to learn and grow. Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you, Jonathan for the advice. Fnu
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