April 11 2014 russell dmba internship workshop


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April 11 2014 russell dmba internship workshop

  1. 1. DMBA - Securing an Internship From A to Z Presented by: Emily Salazar, Career Services Moody Hall 134, Ph. (512)448-8530, think.stedwards.edu/careerservices
  2. 2. Checklist - Before You Search • Business card (VistaPrint, etc.) • LinkedIn profile updated (and join groups) • Portfolio updated • Resume updated with LinkedIn URL and if you have one, portfolio URL • Elevator pitch rehearsed (you have 30 seconds to tell someone what you want to do) • Professional attire
  3. 3. Checklist, continued • Twitter account; follow at least 20 companies, business professionals, or organizations of interest • References approached and advised that they might be contacted • Account with Interview Stream https://stedwards.interviewstream.com/default.aspx (Because you start practicing interviewing today!) • Company research, including LinkedIn profiles
  4. 4. Checklist, continued • Brush up on your networking, communication, and business etiquette skills: – In person – On the phone (yes that includes voice mail), – E-mail – Social media • Purchase Thank You cards (VistaPrint, etc)
  5. 5. Time Management • Organize yourself; establish a plan that works for you • Set aside x number hours a day, week and stick to it • Searching for an internship or a job is labor intensive and time consuming
  6. 6. The Internship Search • How to Approach People • The “little things” matter – Phone/voice mail • “This is _______. My phone # is _______. I’m a graduate student at St. Edward’s University and I’m seeking a summer internship. My major is Digital Media Management. Who may I speak to about opportunities at your company or a referral to other companies. Once again, my phone # is ________. Thank you. – In person (Use your elevator pitch)
  7. 7. The Internship Search • How to Approach People (continued) E-mail: Subject line: St. Edward’s student – Internship Inquiry Dear Mr./Ms. ______: Your company was referred to me by _________. I’m a graduate student at St. Edward’s University, Digital Media Management major. I’m seeking a summer internship with (name of Company). Your company interests me because __________________. I’ve attached my resume for your review. Can you please refer me to the appropriate person regarding internships in your company and the next steps I need to take to make this happen. If your company does not accept interns, can you refer me to someone else in my field that my be interested. I appreciate your time in considering my request. Sincerely, (Your Name and Phone number)
  8. 8. The Internship Search • Where? – DMBA website – Career Services website: events, Hilltop Careers, 2013 DMBA mixer website, Internship Coordinator – LinkedIn, including groups – Alumni and professors – Twitter – Target specific companies – Key word google search – Professional associations (SEU and other) – Network, Network, Network: events, online, direct
  9. 9. Resumes • There is NOT one rule for resume. -Content -Proofing -Target Audience -Look/Layout (personal preference) -Strategy: top to bottom, left to right, bolding, etc. • http://www.indeed.com/resumes/Digital-Media • https://www.google.com/search?q=resumes+-+digital+media&client=firefox- a&hs=7iM&rls=org.mozilla:en- US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=5ixIU_TpEOGu8AG5 kYHQBg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1374&bih=935#imgdii=_ • Career Services website (Students/Alumni): Resumes
  10. 10. Interviewing • Career Services website • Interview Stream https://stedwards.interviewstream.com/default.aspx • Glassdoor.com • Key word google search
  11. 11. Thank You’s • Important! • Courtesy and helps build and maintain your professional network