Oct 26, 2016 11:27 PM EDT
Tips for Landing your Dream Internship
Internships are one of the most essential parts of a college experience because most of the jobs nowadays are looking at your experiences in your field of study. And it would be frustrating to leave college and find no jobs. Which is why, you want to get involved in anything the moment you step into college and make the right steps to land a good jobs, including landing your dream internship that will pave the way for the career of your dreams.
According to the Washington Post, "63 percent of college graduates who completed a paid internship received a job offer, compared to 35 percent who never interned during their time in school. Those graduates with paid internships also scored an average starting salary of $52,000, 28 percent more than peers without internship experience."
Here's how you can increase your chances of achieving your dream internship.
Find an internship the internship that is appropriate for you may be a little hard but that is what the Internet is for. There are plenty of websites that you can use, great examples are WayUp and Vocate. All you have to do is create a profile and filter your search according to your field of studies.
Make sure you customize your resume according to the company you are applying. Include your skills and experiences that would be interesting to your potential employer, it is okay to have a variety of versions for your resume. It is also important to ensure that all the information in your resume is accurate. Lying or falsification of information is a no-no.
Before finally landing your dream internship, you may be going through a lot of interviews but the most important advice that never grows old and never goes out of style is to relax and be yourself. You can be honest but just make sure you know what is and what is not appropriate to say. You can do a follow up with the people who interviewed you through email or a phone call.
Good luck on your application!
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