Is there an internship that you've been dreaming of? Research that company and become knowledgeable of what they do and how they do it. Do you have a knack for coding and are looking for internships in the tech industry? Great! Find internships that are tailored to your interests and skill set. As well, be open to internships in fields that you may have not previously considered. You may surprise yourself.
Resumes give hiring managers an overview of your academic and professional accomplishments. Resumes should be your highlight reel and showcase your wins at a quick glance. Cover letters dig a little deeper than resumes and give tangible written examples of your achievements. Tailor your resume and cover letter to each position you're applying for.
After you've done your research, cleaned up your resume and wrote a banging cover letter, it's time to knock out those applications. The application portion is easily one of the most time-consuming parts of the process, but are necessary to land the summer internship of your dreams. Disclaimer: It may take many applications before you hear back. Don't give up!
Yes! After 20 applications, you've finally landed an interview. You're getting nervous now because your interview skills are a little rusty. What do you wear? What should you bring with you to the interview? Fret not! Below are resources to make you sure you bring your best self to the interview.
After your interview, ensure that you send a thank you letter or email to your interviewer. This shows that you appreciated your interviewer's time and effort and is another indicator of your interest in the position. The attached links display great examples of thank you letters and emails.