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‘Tis the Season for Internship Hunting

Marshall students have the amazing opportunity to be recruited by a consulting or accounting firm in the fall, taking the pressure to find an internship off their shoulders in the spring. However, those who are interested in other industries within business, such as myself, are left to fill the gaps between class, work, and club meetings with applying to internships. Here are some tips I’ve found to be helpful for making this stressful season a little more formulaic:

  • When checking ConnectSC Career database, make sure to select the Marshall specific search in order to access jobs not accessible to the whole student body
  • Try to schedule an appointment at the beginning of the semester with a Marshall counselor or Career Center counselor to have your resume and cover letter format reviewed
  • Make an effort to attend events such as the Marshall Recruiter Reception, MBSG’s Resume Day, and the Career Center’s Internship Discussion Panels to network with professionals in industries you are curious about
  • Make sure to follow up with the people you meet by sending them an email with some concrete details about the discussion you had i.e. “I truly appreciated the advice you gave me about bolding the heading of my resume”
  • If you still cannot find an internship through these avenues, TAKE INITIATIVE and email professionals on your own – do research and search smaller companies, possibly start ups, who may be more open to accepting interns. More likely than not, you will receive many responses with a well crafted email! :)

Hopefully these tips will give you some guidance so that you can survive Internship Season and its concurrent brother, Midterm Season! Best of Luck!

Blessings and Smiles,

Larissa Purnell

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Posted on March 30, 2014 by Larissa

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