Gradspark Your Internship

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Your Internship: Before, During and After. A gradspark workshop presented by LaSalle Network!

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  • Learning new skills Gaining networking connections Adding work experience to your resume Potential entry-point to a full-time position in the future
  • Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a specific type of internship; these people should include your family, your friends (at school and at home), your family's friends, your professors, past employers, alumni, etc. Just as with job-hunting, networking may be one of your best sources for internships -- especially for competitive internships
  • Read all you can, attend internal training Hint: Meetings may appear (and actually be) boring to you, but they can often offer a good chance to increase your knowledge, network, and build relationships
  • You will network your entire career, whether you’re gainfully employed or not. Get used to it, and get good at it!)
  • Gradspark Your Internship

    1. 1. Your Internship Before, During and After Presented by LaSalle Network
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Who is LaSalle Network, what is gradspark and who are we? </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    3. 3. <ul><li>http://slucareerbloggers.blogspot.com/2008/09/this-how-to-find-internship-video-is.html </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    4. 4. Content <ul><li>Before the Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine Your Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polish Your Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find an Opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>During the Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalizing on Your Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After the Internship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizing Your Internship After Completion </li></ul></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    5. 5. Before the Internship Presented by LaSalle Network
    6. 6. Before the Internship <ul><li>Determine Your Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Polish Your Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Find an Opportunity </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    7. 7. Determine Your Goals <ul><li>Ask yourself questions! </li></ul><ul><li>Career interests? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope to gain from an internship? </li></ul><ul><li>Type of organization? </li></ul><ul><li>Size, ownership, corporate culture? </li></ul><ul><li>Industry? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industries differ greatly, even within one role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location? </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    8. 8. Polish Your Skills <ul><li>Resume preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Interview strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation is important and will separate you from the </li></ul><ul><li>competition! </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    9. 9. Finding an Opportunity Presented by LaSalle Network
    10. 10. Finding an Opportunity <ul><li>Where do you find internships? </li></ul><ul><li>Career center </li></ul><ul><li>Major/Minor department </li></ul><ul><li>Career/Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Office </li></ul><ul><li>Networking - Networking Sources. Company websites </li></ul><ul><li>Cold contact </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    11. 11. During the Internship Presented by LaSalle Network
    12. 12. You Got the Internship - Now What?! <ul><li>Personal goals –realistic and attainable </li></ul><ul><li>Regular meetings with your supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm and positive attitude (work extra hours) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your knowledge about the company/industry </li></ul><ul><li>Get as much exposure as possible </li></ul><ul><li>ASK QUESTIONS! </li></ul><ul><li>Take initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    13. 13. You Got the Internship - Now What?! <ul><li>Network, network, network! </li></ul><ul><li>Leave with results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a portfolio or even a journal to help you remember what you accomplished </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network
    14. 14. After the Internship Presented by LaSalle Network
    15. 15. After the Internship <ul><li>Evaluate your experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry, position, responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is this something you would like for a “real” job? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Express interest in open positions or a reconnect in future if positions become available </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch with your contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone, LinkedIn, Email, Twitter, Facebook, note </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Update your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Build on the skills you learned </li></ul><ul><li>Keep seeking new experiences and opportunities! </li></ul>Presented by LaSalle Network

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