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How To Find An Internship

How To Find An Internship



This presentation will walk you through the basic of the internship search process.

This presentation will walk you through the basic of the internship search process.



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    • HOW TO FIND Internship opportunities
    • Two main ways to search for an internship
      1) Online
      BU CareerLink(both SMG and for all of BU)
      Web Resources (Search sites and company directories)
      2) Networking
      Company Information Sessions
      Informational Interviews
      Connect with BU Students and Alumni
      Create Your Own Opportunity
    • CareerLink
      Go to BU CareerLink (Undergrad or MBA)
      Log on with your username and password
      If you do not have a username and password, contact the Feld Career Center at 617-353-2834 or stop by the front desk.
      View companies recruiting on campus
      Click “events” tab on top when logged in
      Internship listings from Feld Career Center
      Click “Jobs” tab on top and search by “Internships”
    • Web resources for internship search
      For a complete list, see Internship Websites
      Nationwide search sites
      Websites by major of field
      Specialty internships
      BU Student Employment (on-campus positions)
      Find companies for your job search (including company directories to develop a target list such as Reference USA, Boston Business Journal Book of Lists)
    • Networking
      Many internships are filled through networking
      Anyone can potentially be helpful
      Family, faculty and staff, friends, fellow students, former supervisors, co-workers, neighbors
      Obtain advice, information, referrals, job leads
      Let them know what you are looking for (type of company, job or industry)
      Ask for referrals to contacts or potential openings
      For more information: Networking
    • Company information sessions
      Visit CareerLink for listings
      RSVP at BU CareerLink (Undergrad or MBA)
      Take advantage of the sessions
      Show initiative and your interest, increase contacts
      Learn more about the company and industry
      Most companies track students who attend their sessions
    • Informational interviews
      Gain insight about your field of interest
      Learn how to plan and execute your internship search
      Make contacts and network in the field
      For more details, see Informational Interviews
    • Connect with BU alumni and students
      Join LinkedIn and School of Management Alumni group (potential contacts, discussions, internship and job postings)
      Consult the BU Career Advisory Network (CAN)
      Database of BU alumni who have volunteered to talk to current students about their jobs
    • Create your own opportunity
      Find a company you would love to work with
      Base your target company decision on their product or service and reputation.
      Look on LinkedIn for connections at that company
      Send a prospecting letter and résumé to project manager
      Have a Feld Career Center counselor help you with these steps.
    • For more information:
      Visit the Feld Career Center and consult with one of our advisors for individualized questions and strategies.
      Our office is located on the first floor, left of the stairs in the far left corner.
      Call for an appointment: 617-353-2834
      Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.