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5 Tips To Get That Internship You’ve Been Hoping For

1. Research the company

You need to understand what the company wants to write your cover letter and get ready for a potential interview.  You want to show that you know what the company wants from you and it helps narrow down the information you want to include in your resume.

2. Network

Its who you know that can give you an “in” for the job.  Talk to people around you to see if they have any connections to the company you want to work for.  They could help sing your praises as well as get you some inside information.

3. Understand your unique qualities

You should know what sets you apart from the rest of the applicants, so try to pick out some of your qualities that will be of interest to the company.  Everyone will say that they’re hardworking or reliable.  Make a list of some other qualities you think your employer might like.

4. Practice interview questions

You don’t want to be caught off guard in a potential interview, so research some interview questions and practice your responses.  It will help you seem more confident and it will keep you from rambling.

5. Follow up after the interview

Send a thank you email to the person who interviewed you and that will definitely set you apart from the rest.  This will create a connection between you and the interviewer as well as keep your name in their mind.

If you want more specific tips for internships, contact Susan Kennedy at susan.kennedy@regiscollege.edu.

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Adrianna Kinney

Adrianna Kinney

Hi! I'm a first-year student at Regis College and I am double majoring in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, and Psychology. I love reading and writing, mostly fiction, and I hope to make a career out of it.