Tips for Internship & Job Searches

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a broke college student looking for a summer internship and/or full-time job for after graduation! Well, you’re in luck because I’m here to tell you some key tips to finding some great jobs and internships.

First of all, congratulations! You’re in college, prospering, and doing amazing. I know you’re enjoying yourself, but you should also be thinking about the next steps in life because the college phase come to an end pretty quickly. Before you know it, you’ll be accepting internship and job offers. Here are a few tips to get you through those offers!

Don’t be afraid to start interning early. The more you intern, the more experience you get, and the more you build your resume. Also, internships are a great way to make lifelong connections with people.

Continue to update your resume! Every time you join an organization, help on campus, mentor a student, snag an internship position, UPDATE your resume. This lets employers know that you’re keeping busy and extending your experience. Make a LinkedIn and connect with employers and your peers.

CLEAN your social media habits! This is very important. Please, please please don’t post anything incriminating on social media. Jobs can see past private pages and fake names. Be mindful of the things you say, because like your mama said, “once it’s on the internet, it can never be deleted.”

Last but not least network like it’s your job (because it is)! It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. Networking can get your foot through the door of any company. Once you’re in, you’re good to go. You never know how far networking can take you!

Good luck, be scholarly and relax! College is the best time of your life!