Applying for an internship or going in for an interview can always be frustrating. It can be hard to decide what to wear for the interview and what you are going to say.
Internships are essential for getting into the work force. By proving that you have done different internships on your resume, it will set you apart from many other applicants applying for the same job.
Here at Cabrini, the college provides students with helpful techniques and suggestions when applying for an internship. At the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Service, they provide any walk-ins for questions about anything in this process.
“By having two to three internships on your resume, it will show employers that you have a strong work ethic and have experience working at a real job,” Samantha Gil, asst. director Co-op Career Services, said.
Interviews can be nerve racking. They can cause a lot of stress for yourself. With simple tips on what to wear for an interview, you can make sure that you are looking your best for the employer.
The easiest thing to remember when picking out your outfit is to always look professional. For men, they need to always remember that their suit needs to be pressed and to wear dress socks, and not just regular socks because it looks bad. Women need to make it essential not to go over the top with their outfits. It is always smart to look more professional and classy than to be dressed down.
“I intern now at CBS in New York and although the commute is long I love the work experience I am receiving,” Felicia Melvin, senior communication major, said.
Social media is now an essential part when an employer is looking at one’s resume. It allows a company to have a more cost-effective way for potential employees to apply to their internships. By alerting people of internships on a social media website, it costs the company nothing and it gets the word out in a fast and effective way.
“Make sure your profile is clean, has no inappropriate info and create an account with Linked-In,” Gil, said.
If students are interested in applying for summer internships, it is crucial to start applying now. Cabrini College can give credit to students who intern.
A student can earn up to two to six credits per semester, which totals up to 12 general elective credits.
Career and job fairs are also a great place to network and meet many people looking to hire interns that after a semester of working, love to bring students on full time.
“I attended a career fair at Neumann University and connected with many insurance companies that are looking for summer interns,” Sam Hallowell, junior math major, said.
Internships are crucial in setting yourself apart from other students who may be applying for the same job.
By getting an internship in a field that interests you and coincides with your major, you can confirm with yourself if this is really what you want your career path to look like.
“Internships generate references and help you enhance your professional network,” Gil said.