The Best Tips for Finding a Summer Internship

I know that it’s the holiday season and that the last thing on a lot of people’s minds is planning for the summer. But what a lot of students don’t know is that now is a great time to start applying and searching for summer internships. I know some are focusing on their spring internship experience and that is great, but summer is right around the corner. Use these couple of weeks off to start your summer search and use some of the tips I have complied for you!

Utilize Indiana INTERNnet and all the amazing resources on the site

Most readers know the resources that we offer, but some new users are still getting familiar with the site. Here are some new user tips:

  • Utilize the advanced search options. This is a perfect way to only see internships that work for you. Sort it into the industry, location, or paid positions.
  • Make sure your resume is up to date.
  • Complete setting up your profile and make sure you have added everything added.

Participate in our Online Internship Fair

We are hosting another internship fair in January! It’s the perfect time to meet some amazing employers and even find your next internship opportunity! With it being an online fair, there are so many benefits that come into play. It is free for students to use and you can participate from the comfort of your dorm room!

Visit your campus career services

A ton of internship opportunities can be found through networking! Working with your career services center is a great way to not only utilize the resources on campus, but to also make more professional connections and see what opportunities are out there. When you get back from break, schedule an appointment to update your resume and start asking for any opportunities out there.

Start early!

A lot of employers have already started adding summer positions to the site and more are going to be added. It’s beneficial to you to start earlier than later. Start planning your summer now so you can find your perfect internship experience.

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Not every internship will be in the same industry that you want to end up in and that is okay. Internships are a perfect way to get your feet wet and experience as many opportunities as possible. Internships are temporary, which again is the perfect combination for finding what you really enjoy.

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