Jul 31, 2019 - 01:17 PM
As talented an intern candidate as you are, you still don't likely have the career, educational and life experiences to differentiate you from the literally hundreds of other talented intern candidates. Therefore, you need to stand out in other ways. One of the best is to show that you've made the most out of your activities both in an out of the classroom. References can also be valuable if they are directly relevant to the job duties of the internship.
Another way to stand out is to demonstrate mature job search skills, which an internship employer can take as evidence of solid business skills. That includes personalizing your resume and cover letter specifically for the role, demonstrating the value that you bring to the organization through relevant accomplishments, and highlighting your skills that match the needs of the employer.
You'll need a strong resume to land an internship from a top company. When you use LiveCareer's Resume Builder, you start the resume building process with a professionally designed template, which take a lot of the guesswork out of the writing process.