It’s nearly that time again, schoolers: spring destroy! Eight wonderful days when you don’t ought to stroll throughout campus snow dunes to Hinds Hall.
Whether you’re chilling at domestic or you’re on a seaside in Punta Cana, spring spoil is an extraordinary time to get shifting on earning your summer season 2019 internship. Here are my top 5 suggestions for maximizing your summer internship possibilities while off from instructions for spring damage.
1. Set Goals
Realize there are still masses of possibilities in Information Management and Technology. Set on hand dreams each day by way of mapping out an approach.
Sure—you can still sleep in, but when you wake up and down your cup of espresso, hop online and decide to forty-five mins of internship browsing and looking every day. Then, by using the stop of the day, take at the least one of the first-rate internship possibilities you located and frame your cowl letter and resume to match the software.
By the quiet of the week, you will have submitted at least 7 applications. It’s a splendid way to make a mark for your seek.
2. Polish Your LinkedIn Profile
Use this precious week to put a few TLC into your LinkedIn profile. While you are making use of summertime internships throughout the week, employers will maximum in all likelihood be sorting out your LinkedIn profile. It will assist in knowing that your confidence will shine via the vibrancy of your profile.
Add courses, tasks, and a catchy summary, which will make your professional social media presence look stellar. If you attended the spring iSchool Career Fair and had a headshot taken, please upload it as your new photo.
3. Connect & Reach Out to Alumni
For all those internships you’re making use of, you’ll gain from connecting with Syracuse University alumni on LinkedIn.
It’s additionally beneficial to go to the “Syracuse University School of Information Studies Group” page on LinkedIn to connect with school alumni.
When you find out an alumna or alumnus who works at the company you’re interested in making use of it, feel free to tailor an invite and attain out to them for perception or recommendation.
4. Expand Your Internship Search
Expand your horizons from the traditional school employers who won’t actively come to recruit at Hinds Hall.
There are actually hundreds of groups who would love to have an iSchool summer season intern. Are you interested in IT & enjoyment? Browse internships at Disney, MTV, VICE. Are you inquisitive about IT inside the tour enterprise? Check-out internships with JetBlue, Southwest, and Amtrak.
The point is that you are growing capabilities in a prime which are wanted everywhere! Browse Handshake, LinkedIn, and internships.Com for broadening your search.
5. Know Your Resources
Visit our school Career Services website. We have heaps of sources that can assist guide you independently on interview prep, resume and cowl letter writing, and LinkedIn. Don’t forget about our InterviewStream platform that can help you exercise your interviewing abilities.
You will want to enroll in a professional counseling appointment on Handshake to help prepare you for all of the interviews you’ll have out of your spring destroy applications.