An internship is a great way to get your career off to a stellar start – even when you’re still in college. Why? Internships provide you with real-world experience that lets employers know you’ll be contributing from your first day on the job. Plus, many internships can lead to a full-time position after you graduate!
Most of the time, though, a good internship won’t just come out of nowhere. You have to search for your dream internship to make it happen! Once you have a strong idea about what you want, there are plenty of places you can look. Spending just a couple of hours searching can help you find a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Where should you check for internships? Well, you could try these ideas:
There are hundreds of sites where people share news about internship opportunities. One of the best is LinkedIn, the first social network just for the business world. You could also visit websites where job listings are posted. Indeed.com lets you search for a role by location, title, employer, and more. You can even set up free Google email alerts that will let you know when new items matching your search criteria are posted. This can help you get the scoop on the hottest internships!
Your college probably already has a career development program that helps connect students with internships. Colleges maintain a database of this information and often have good relations with certain employers in the community. Although you could check your college’s website for the details, the best way to find out more is usually to talk with a counselor. Talk to your academic counselor or the school’s career services offices to get personalized recommendations.
Your Own Network
As a sorority sister, you already have a network of your very own! Sisters look out for each other, so it makes sense to check into businesses where other ladies from your sorority – local chapter or not – have already been successful. It’s definitely a good idea to learn from sisters who’ve “been there and done that.” Of course, you can also get in touch with your national organization or inter-sorority groups to help you find just what you’re looking for.
An internship isn’t exactly a requirement for a great career, but it can get you off to a running start. With a little effort, it’s easier than ever to find the internship of your dreams. Who knows? It might be the first step to an amazing career!