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What is the best way to stand out in an application for an internship?

Updated New York, New York

Because currently on LinkedIn there are some interesting internship opportunities that have intrigued me and i want to know how i can make the most of the opportunity in the application process. #internships #resume #job-applications

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Aderonke’s Answer


Hi Brandon, great question! There are several things I paid attention to while applying for an internship. The first was my resume. I made sure that I not only tailored my resume to the specific application, but I also thoroughly reviewed my resume. Believe it or not, many applicants forget to double check their resumes for errors. If you are in doubt about the quality of your resume, i'll suggest getting it checked by your school's career center or a professional. Organizations and extra curricular activities also look good on your resume. This is because it shows that you can handle multiple responsibilities. Also, I would advise you to use many facts and figures in your resume.

Another way to stand out in your application is through your cover letter. Make sure you tailor your cover letter to the internship you are applying for. If you are unsure about how to tailor your cover letter, look at the internship posting and read the description. Most companies give specific details about the skills and experience required for the internship. I hope this helps. Good luck on your search!

Shiqi’s Answer

Make sure you are competitive on your GPA, and are taking classes that will be helpful for the job you would be applying. Make sure you go talk to the HR, the more your face appear the better the chances you will have to be remembered, so that when the HR see your resume, they see you as a person, not a piece of paper.

Elizabeth’s Answer

Updated New York, New York

Hi Brandon,

The best way to stand out in an application for an internship is to participate in activities or have prior experience related to the job you are applying for. For example, if you want to apply for an internship in Marketing, you could do marketing for a club at school. Anything that shows that you are interested in the field and gives you skills that you could apply to the job can help you to stand out.