Thursday, July 28, 2011

How To Prepare For an Internship

Securing an internship should be treated in the same way as obtaining a full-time job. Internships can be competitive and the recruitment process should be taken seriously. Finding the internship that’s right for you requires patience, research and a plan of action. You need to prove your suitability to the hiring committee in terms of your personality, preparedness and maturity in handling new and challenging experiences in any environment. Participation in student life would be a useful experience to highlight on your internship application, as would past summer jobs or volunteer and community experience. In addition, it is necessary to assess your skills, interests and values so that your direction is clear. Furthermore, prepare a proper resume and cover letter. Finally, use the internship analysis guide to help you put your internship search strategy into action.

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