Presentation on theme: "INTERNSHIPS: HOW TO FIND ONE Career Center Workshop."— Presentation transcript:
INTERNSHIPS: HOW TO FIND ONE Career Center Workshop
WHY ? Discover & explore your passions Explore & test your chosen field or major Gain experience and build your résumé Make business contacts for future jobs Build confidence leadership It’s better to do SOMETHING than do NOTHING
THE PITCH Create a one-page outline of your internship idea Things to include: Which department or with whom you would prefer to work The skills you would like to gain The time frame and time commitment of the internship What you bring to the party, and Your openness & flexibility for alternate plans of work.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Make a list of your top 5-10 companies or organizations you would like to work with Get to know someone at the organization through phone calls or an informational interview Be prepared with resume and cover letter
FOLLOW-UP Most Important - Hardest To Do Emails Calls Cards or letters (snail mail) Drop by, and Attend things they attend.