INTERNSHIPS The guide to separating yourself.
My experiences <ul><li>Currently:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UW-Oshkosh Integrated Marketing and Communications office—Public ...
Excuses for not pursuing internships <ul><li>Students think… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t have any experience </li></ul><...
Where to search? <ul><li>Department of Journalism website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uwosh.edu/journalism/ </li></ul...
The application process <ul><li>Cover letter —sell yourself and let the employer know how you can help THEM </li></ul><ul>...
The application process (continued) <ul><li>After you submit your materials… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wait about one week </l...
Interview preparation  <ul><li>Most important part of landing an internship </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research! </li></ul>...
Interview preparation (continued) <ul><li>Make sure to ask at least 2 good questions at the end of the interview. </li></u...
The end! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>My email: armans84@u...
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  1. 1. INTERNSHIPS The guide to separating yourself.
  2. 2. My experiences <ul><li>Currently: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UW-Oshkosh Integrated Marketing and Communications office—Public Relations Intern </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Past: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page Media Inc.—Marketing Intern; Summer 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small custom publishing/marketing firm in Milwaukee, WI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boerner Botanical Gardens—PR Intern; Summer 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit organization (horticulture educational) in Milwaukee, WI </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Excuses for not pursuing internships <ul><li>Students think… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t have any experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m only a freshmen or sophomore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why should I work for free? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t have the time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Somebody else is more qualified than I am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’ll get one next semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I can’t find one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I got an interview but they never called me back </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Where to search? <ul><li>Department of Journalism website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uwosh.edu/journalism/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Services website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uwosh.edu/career </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.fastweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.collegegrad.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.bigshoesnetwork.com </li></ul><ul><li>Barb Benish, UWO Internship coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of the ideal company’s you would like to work at—visit their websites </li></ul><ul><li>A friend, colleague or professor—network! </li></ul>
  5. 5. The application process <ul><li>Cover letter —sell yourself and let the employer know how you can help THEM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a few different people read it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resume —absolutely no errors, strong action verbs, and be as specific as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio — Folio21 </li></ul><ul><li>Many times you’ll e-mail cover letter, resume and portfolio at the same time or physically drop them off if possible </li></ul>
  6. 6. The application process (continued) <ul><li>After you submit your materials… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wait about one week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up with an email or phone call to confirm they got everything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Say when you’re available for an interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If the situation is right, actually ask them when they would like to interview you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let them know if they have any questions they can contact you </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Interview preparation <ul><li>Most important part of landing an internship </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research! </li></ul><ul><li>Study the job description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you fit for the position? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice answers to most typical interview questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me a little bit about yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are three words that describe you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you going into ( insert field of study )? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did you apply for this job? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name a difficult situation you experienced and how you overcame it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are three strengths or what are two weakness? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Interview preparation (continued) <ul><li>Make sure to ask at least 2 good questions at the end of the interview. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquire about job duty details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask about work environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t ask about pay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Always, always send a thank you card through traditional mail (not e-mail) immediately following the interview. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The end! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>My email: armans84@uwosh.edu </li></ul>

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