Searching for an Internship?

Hi friends! The semester is coming to an end, and summer is calling our names. Whether you’ll be taking a summer course, working, relaxing, or interning at an outstanding company, I am rooting for you! However, for those of you who are still searching for a summer internship, this blog is dedicated to you

Here are a few things you should complete when searching and applying for internships:

  1. Polish up your resume and cover letters

Your resume/cover letter is what will be reviewed before even getting an interview, so make sure this is updated to the best of your ability in order to effectively and efficiently describe all you’ve accomplished! Here’s a helpful link to get started:

Resume Tips Via LinkedIn
  1. Complete and maintain a “brag sheet”

Write a “brag sheet” that has a list of all of your accomplishments in school, work, certifications, badges, class projects, etc. Make sure to write dates to accompany them and compose a list of unique adjectives, along with your tasks and actions. This will make it easier to compose several resumes because not every job will fit one single resume. Keep in mind that resumes have to fit the job position you are interred in. (Ex: a resume as a Content Creator will require different aspects than a resume for a Marketing Manager

  1. Make LinkedIn your new best friend

LinkedIn is the networking tool I used to score the internship I will be beginning this summer! It’s the easiest networking tool to use, it allows you to network with professionals, peers, and mentors. I like to see it as my “digital resume.” It’s as easy as searching “ex: Summer Marketing Internships” and clicking “Apply Now” to upload your resume. Go do it now!

  1. Ask your network for guidance

Don’t hold back from asking professors, peers, advisors, and those around you for guidance on how they obtained certain positions. Remember: “your network is your net worth.”

  1. APPLY & research your companies

Do not let fear get in the way of a great opportunity, and don’t lose sight of the fact that you are more than capable of achieving your dreams. Apply even if you don’t think you’ll hear back. At the end of the day, a rejection is simply a door to a bigger and better opportunity! Keep track of the jobs you’ve applied for and write down important things such as: company history, mission statement, core values, and job description

  1. Believe in yourself

Take a deep breath, give yourself positive affirmations, and reflect on all your hard work. The only way is up from here! I believe in you. 

Let’s finish the semester strong, USG. I am so excited for Summer to begin and if no one has told you yet, you’re doing great and I am proud of you!

About melanyclaros

Hi everyone! My name is Melany Claros and I am currently a Junior at the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. I was born and raised in Maryland and I love this state! I recently graduated from Montgomery College with an associate of arts in Business and am now majoring in Marketing in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. I also have a minor in Technology Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. I hope to expand my knowledge in marketing analytics and I strive to obtain an internship where I can gain experience in the fruition that resonates with Marketing. Some topics I plan to write about include struggles that first-generation college students face (especially in the perspective of Latino households), imposter syndrome, and fun hobbies like hiking, new books I suggest people should read, new music discoveries, and much more. During my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, discovering new coffee shops, and spending time with my friends and family.
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