Seeking an internship for the summer
I am a sophomore majoring in Accounting/Finance, and I have previously studied Accounting in my high-school but with IFRS. I was awarded 2 national awards under Accounting by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board when I gave their examinations. GAAP is similar, and I do have a bit of experience in GAAP as well since I have taken relevant courses. I am looking for internships in NYC for Summer 2018! So what are the best possible ways to land a summer internship and where to look for them?
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Often, larger companies will have a specific section of their website dedicated for interns. I would recommend identifying some companies in NYC that interest you, and then seeing if they list any available internships on their website.
(There's usually an intense interview process, so I definitely recommend finding people that you know at that company and asking for a referral.)
For example, I work at Salesforce. While we're HQ'd in San Francisco, we have a New York office. Here's our webpage for college students: https://www.salesforce.com/company/careers/university-recruiting/
Yunqing (Meredith)’s Answer
I would recommend visiting the career center at your school. Many colleges have a database of job and internship opportunities that you can filter through to find what best matches your career goals. This is how I found internships in college, which eventually led to a full time job offer at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). I would also recommend speaking to your professors, because sometimes they have connections at companies and can help you through the application process. There are also a few websites than help college students find available internship opportunities, including https://www.wayup.com/ and https://www.youtern.com/. Best of luck!
1. The visible job market approach: apply online for jobs designed as internships, usually they are huge firms with strong resources.
2. The hidden job market: 70% of Internships are fulfilled using this approach. Simply put, its networking; use every opportunity to meet people and learn about the industry/field dynamics as much as possible. A good approach would be to utilize your university's alumni network, probably you'll find them working across all tiers and levels. The alum would provide good insights to the firms, and often help with a referral, which works perfectly in you favour since the employer have seen the quality of candidates of the university.