What steps should I be taking to get an internship?
I am a Junior in College, majoring in Public Relations, and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with getting an internship.
I transferred to San Jose after attending my local community college. It was in a really small city. I was a very active high school student, I was Associated Student Body President and a lot of other things like that. When I got to community college I didn't have very much time to build my resume. Are there things that stand out to you as a professionals when looking for an intern? What should I do to build my resume?
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In the meantime, while you're searching, a great way to build up your resume is to include any notable projects, jobs, recognition you've achieved so far in your academic journey. Or even, include what you do in your community. How are you active? Employers want to know how you spend your time in and outside of classes. Volunteer work, relevant courses, etc., those could be added onto your resume if they somehow relate to Public Relations.
Thanks to networking, I have worked at some really great companies, and have never proactively applied to any of them.
Best of luck!
Also, always try to keep your grades outstanding.
- Student organizations that highlight your leadership. I would definitely highlight your experience as Associated Student Body President.
- Any previous jobs, even in high school. Employers are going to want to see that you are capable of balancing work with whatever else is going on.
- Networking. I got one of my first internships through a connection that I had. This proved to be valuable for opening the door to other opportunities.
- Get letters of recommendation from people that are familiar with your skills and work ethic. Teachers and past employers are best here.
- For your first internship, be willing to accept one that may not be exactly what you want. Like I said above, getting the first one on your resume will open the doors to others in the future.