Finding An Internship
Find an Internship
The Internship Manual is here to help you find an internship, graduate in four-years, launch your career and dump your student loan debt.
Doing internships and gaining real work experience is just as important as graduating in the first place! Without internship experience, finding the first professional job after college could end up being even more difficult. We want you to learn how to use internships as a part of your overall plan. Matter fact, we want you to committ to not just one or two but as many internships as possible during college.
Any plan should also include graduating college in four-years and limiting or avoiding student loan debt. From the basics of preparing a resume to understanding where to start your internship search, finding and landing your dream internship starts here.
Real World Experience
Gain real world experience as you build your professional portfolio, apply classroom theory to practice, and demonstrate tangible results from projects you participate in—all making you more attractive to a potential employer.
Build Your Network
Build Your Network
Building a network of professional contacts is critical to the success of professionals in any industry. A strong network will be an invaluable resource in the future job search process for potential leads as well as references.
Test Drive Your Career Choice
-Gaining internship experience allows you to preview careers to determine if you are on the right career path. Before stepping out and securing a full-time role, get an understanding of what a career in your field of choice will encompass.
-Employers like to hire known entities. Over the course of eight-to-twelve weeks, a company gets to know you and learn how you could contribute to their organization. If they are adequately impressed, they are likely to keep you in mind for future openings and not hesitate to provide a recommendation.
- Use Your Winter Break to Find a Summer InternshipJanuary 2, 2020Finals are over (or close) and you are headed home for a much needed winter break. The time off between fall and spring semester is so important to your sanity! Enjoy your time away, but use your winter break to find a great summer internship. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
- It’s Not Just Fall, It’s Internship Search SeasonSeptember 26, 2019I know that the calendar just switched to fall, but it’s also internship search season! I know the idea of searching for a summer internship when we haven’t even seen the first snowflake seems premature. However, I assure you that the time is now to get moving on your summer internship search. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
- Pause and Evaluate Your Internship ExperienceAugust 10, 2019As your internship ends, it is important to pause and evaluate your internship experience. I don’t mean just the evaluation your internship site asked you to do, but asking yourself important questions about your experience. Every internship experience is filled with positives and negatives. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
- Robert Smith Launches Paid Internship ProgramJune 9, 2019When billionaire businessman Robert Smith announced that he was paying off the entire student loan debt for the Morehouse Class of 2019, he changed the game for those young men. Starting life without student loan debt opens up opportunities for them to pursue careers out of passion, start businesses, and give back without added financial stress. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
- You Can Have a Great Summer Even Without an InternshipMay 16, 2019Maybe you started looking late or didn’t even consider doing an internship this summer. Reality has hit and now school is out. Can you have a productive, positive and overall great summer without an internship?Of course you can. In between binging on Netflix and a road trip or two, here are some very creative ways to spend your summer without an internship. Share this:TwitterFacebook...
- I Got an Internship, Now I Need Summer HousingApril 20, 2019Congrats is in order because you worked hard and got an internship! Now, you need to hustle to find summer housing. Interning in a new city can be an exciting opportunity to learn a new place, gain independence and test out a potential future new home. Share this:TwitterFacebook...