More Apps Helping You Get That Internship
College can be a crazy time, between figuring out classes, what time is the best to go to the dining hall, if you can last until visiting home to do laundry, and oh yeah, figuring out what you’re going to do as a career.
But how are you going to figure that out if you don’t try it out? This is where an internship comes into play. All colleges highly recommend internships, whether they offer it in the curriculum for credit or not. Luckily, thanks to social media, finding an internship is easier than ever.
Apps on your mobile phone can essentially do all the dirty work. Take Internship Seeker for example, this app, (which you can download for free in iTunes) will show you internships in your area/field of study. You can read job descriptions and save the more interesting prospects to your favorites.
A nation-wide favorite is the website InternMatch, which is free for students to use. After signing up with your Facebook account or giving some basic information, you’re in! Some of the internships listed on the website also give you the option to apply, while others prefer you use their own customized forum.
InternMatch is also great because of the information they provide for every company looking for interns. There are symbols in each listing showing if the internship is paid, full or part-time, benefits, year-long or semester-long, and what semesters they are looking to fill.
Another bonus with InternMatch is the additional resources they provide to college students like, resume writing, interview preparation, and up-to-date information on the current companies hiring. InternMatch gives you all the tools to land an internship.
Once an interview is in place, look into downloading InternBuzz (free on iTunes) to help with preparation. InternBuzz will help with tips on the proper handshake, and what to wear to impress your future boss at the interview.
Internships are the best way to get your foot in the door and make a name for yourself as a young professional.