Articles tagged with Internships

Why Junior Year of College is Important

Why Junior Year of College is Important

Although many college students may view senior year as the time to start thinking like an adult, junior year is really the time to do it.  By no means does this imply you are obligated to stop engaging in student life and must spend all your time networking in business suits, but you do need to start shaping your mindset for that reality.  Otherwise, you will enter senior year with no preparation for the real world that is ever so quickly approaching you. Possibly the biggest reason for all this is the fact that internship season is falling upon you.  If you haven’t had an internship already, the summer between junior and ... Read More About Why Junior Year of College is Important

How to Master an Interview

How to Master an Interview

Job interviews can be dangerously overthought.  Of course you’re going to overthink them though, they can potentially change your life.  You clearly want to do your absolute best to make sure you say all the right things and practice all the right etiquette.  But sometimes that is exactly what can hurt you – trying too hard to memorize and perform certain things.  Realistically, you need to understand that employers are interviewing a number of people, not just you, so they will easily filter out applicants who they can tell are “putting on a show.”  Now, how do you make sure you don’t fal ... Read More About How to Master an Interview

How to Personally Tailor a Cover Letter

How to Personally Tailor a Cover Letter

Ah, the classic cover letter.  If you don’t have at least some sort of template for one of these typed up, then you are nowhere near ready to embark on the job application process.  However, there is something very crucial to remember about these original templates you create – never send them out without meticulously personalizing them to the job/company you are applying to. Once you have the basic form of your cover letter set up, do not forget to go over these essential points: Who are you sending this to? This is not in reference to the company.  It means who specifically will be receiving and reading this init ... Read More About How to Personally Tailor a Cover Letter

How to Create Your First Resume

How to Create Your First Resume

Creating a resumé for the first time can be just a little bit daunting.  Where to even begin is probably what throws students off the most.  There are a lot of things to take into consideration, such as what format to use, what information to include, what order to put that information in, etc.  Well, it is actually quite simple.  The best way to approach putting together a resumé is by understanding its main purpose – to represent your professional self in the absolute best way possible.  This is an extremely detailed elevator speech put on paper meant to convince any employer that you are the top ... Read More About How to Create Your First Resume

How to Prepare for Your First Internship

How to Prepare for Your First Internship

Your first internship is a crucial stepping-stone in your professional life.  For many students, it is the very introduction into their professional life.  Internships are truly invaluable experiences that directly show you the difference between a teenage part-time job and a “real” job, so to speak.  Many of the elements that make these types of jobs distinct from each other are obvious, but there are also many elements that you can only understand by literally going through it. Landing an internship in the first place is no easy feat, so be sure to pat yourself on the back for accomplishing that step.  Also, ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your First Internship