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How To Find An Internship

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

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How To Find An Internship

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

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