The Quintessential Guide to Finding and Maximizing Internships
According to surveys, 95 percent of employers want their new-grad hires to have experience, and almost half of those prefer students get that experience through internships.
The Quintessential Guide to Finding and Maximizing Internships, published by the trusted career experts at Quintessential Careers, provides eight chapters that will help you decide what you need in your internship experience, tell you how to find one, give you the tools to secure one, teach you how to make the most of your internship experience, show you how to turn an internship into a job, and provide internship resources.
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Title Page & Credits. Read Title Page now.
Introduction: Why Internships are Important. Learn why increasing numbers of students are completing internships, why employers believe intern programs are the best way to hire new grads, and why the vast majority of employers prefer new grads with experience. Read the Introduction now.
Chapter 1: Determining Your Internship Needs and Setting Internship Goals. Ask yourself about career interests; objectives you hope to gain from internship experience; industry, organizational, and geographical interests (including overseas); paid vs. unpaid internships; whether you’ll seek college credit for internship experience; and how many internships you need. Read Chapter 1 now.
Chapter 2: Finding Internships that Meet Your Needs and Fulfill Your Goals. Once you’ve set your goals, here’s how to identify the internships that will meet them. Read Chapter 2 now.
Chapter 3: Applying Job-Search Skills to Obtaining an Internship. Networking, resume, cover-letter, interviewing, and followup basics. Read Chapter 3 now.
Chapter 4: Sample Internship Resumes and Cover Letters. A collection of surefire resumes and cover letters that will help you secure an internship. Read Chapter 4 now.
Chapter 5: Making the Most of Your Internship. How to ensure that your internship is a success. Read Chapter 5 now.
Chapter 6: Turning Your Internship Into a Job. Converting your internship to a job can make your senior year less stressful and save you headaches at graduation time. Read Chapter 6 now.
Chapter 7: Internship Resources. Get more information on finding and succeeding in internships. Read Chapter 7 now.
Chapter 8: Internship Case Study. Meet a student who has propelled her career by doing several highly productive internships. Read Chapter 8 now.
Appendix: Internship Do’s and Don’ts. Key rules that you need to understand to make the most of your internship experience. Read Chapter 8 now.
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