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    • 40+ Ways to Land Your First Internship
      Finding the Right Position in a Competitive Market
    • A sobering statistic
      In January 2010 nearly 10% of grads from the previous May were still unemployed (1 in 10 after over 6 months).
    • Road Map
      Today’s Road Map
      How to think about job seeking
      How to get your materials perfect
      How to network and get job offers
    • Why Internships?
      Internships are not just for junior year summer – they are the #1 gateway to jobs!
    • Internship Facts
      • 70% of interns offered a job in 2008
      • 50% take that job
      • 20% higher wages for previous internship experience
    • How to Think about Job seeking
      Section 1:
    • 1. Treat the Search Process Like a Job
    • 2. Look for something Different
      Just because you are interested in marketing does not mean you need to or should go intern at a big marketing firm
    • 3. Look at Non-Profits
      Ability to get hands on experience and make an impact
    • 3+ Volunteer
    • 4. Startups
      Impact the bottom line, develop a portfolio of real work
    • 5. Small Business
      • 99.7% of US businesses have under 500 employees
      • Firms under 20 employees make up 18% of all jobs
    • Guess that Famous Ex-Intern
      6. Don’t Get Discouraged
    • Bill Gates
      World’s Largest Non-Profit
      Congressional Page
    • Guess that Famous Ex-Intern
    • Brooke Shields
      San Diego Zoo
    • Guess that Famous Ex-Intern
    • Patrick Ewing
      Various Movies
      NBA Career
      Congressional Finance Committee
    • Guess that Ex-Intern
    • This is ME!
      Founder of InternMatch
      Law School
      National Audubon Society
      Arnold Worldwide Marketing
    • The Career Web
    • Where are Internships Now?
      • Class and School Work
      • Extracurriculars
      • Clubs
      • Sports
      • Greek Life
      • Etc
      • Socializing
      • Friends
      • Band
      • Happy Hour?
      • Internships
      7.Prioritize internships/the job Search (like an extra class)
    • Why Internships Should Be at or Near the Top
      • Internships
      • Class and School Work
      • Extracurriculars
      • Clubs
      • Sports
      • Greek Life
      • Etc
      • Socializing
      • Friends
      • Band
      • Happy Hour?
      • Internships
    • How to standout
      Section 2:
    • 9. No typos (45% with just one typo are thrown out immediately)
    • 10. Get TA recommendations
    • 11. Professional Experience on top – employers need someone who can hit the ground running
    • 12. Want to be a Marketer – Write a Blog!
      Go to WordPress.com right now!
    • 12. Want to be a programmer – Write some Code!
      Post completed projects on Github
    • 13. Want to do PR – Get a story published!
    • 14. Want to do accounting – Learn QuickBooks!
    • 15. Want to do management – Run a club or Greek House!
    • 16. Want to do journalism – Write for the University Daily!
    • 17. Cover Letters… compliment your employer, everyone likes flattery.
    • 18. Cover Letters… mention something specific about the company, something you like, some idea you have, some press they got, etc.
    • 19. You are building a personal brand
    • 20. Should I design my resume – not unless you’re an art student, but maybe put the company’s logo on it.
    • 21. Get Business Cards
    • 22. Make a personal blog
    • 23. Make personalized letter head
    • 24. Make personalized thank-you cards
    • 25. Always Follow-Up
    • 26. Follow-Ups should be short and very positive:
      Hi Nathan,
      Thanks for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. I really enjoy how your company focuses on generating deep online relationships, this is something I have found important in my own writing for the Daily blog and why I always follow-up with guest bloggers when they write for me.
      I look forward to hearing back from you.
      John Doe
    • 27. Put class projects online and link to them
    • How to Network and get hired
      Section 3:
    • 28. Go to events (Chamber of Commerce, Local Associations, etc.)
    • 29. Use MeetUp.com and TeachStreet.com and other professional services
    • 30. Talk to teachers, family and friends
    • 31. No one hires on the first date – build relationships.
    • 32. Ask Questions. Ask about how they got to where they are now, ask for industry feedback, ask for tips on how to break into the industry.
    • 33. Expand outwards – ask if they know anyone else you should be speaking to.
    • 34. Remember to Follow-Up (Always Follow-Up!).
    • 35. Get on LinkedIN
    • 36. Get your LinkedIn friends to intro you to their LinkedIn friends
    • 37. Get rid of any suspect photos on Facebook or make them private
    • 38. Make Your Facebook picture the same as your LinkedIn picture, the same as your InternMatch picture, the same as your business card picture (personal branding).
    • 39. Find a way to make the process interesting for the other person – Can you help them? Can you give them some new college insights?
      Keep connecting!
    • 40. Stay optimistic and have fun!
    • Thank You
      Nathan Parcells
      Sign up at www.internmatch.com
      and get 3 recommended positions!