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June 19, 2019

Tips to Get That Summer Internship

Have a Polished Resume and Cover Letter

Have a Polished Resume and Cover Letter

Your resume and cover letter are the first steps in getting an internship. Hiring managers often have many of these to look at which makes it important to stand out. Template designs are a great starting point and if used, should feature your own original content. When you finish your resume and cover letter, be sure to have a second set of eyes look them over. UWC advisors can be a great resource for this!

Do Background Research

Do Background Research

More often than not, interviewers will ask you why you want to work for their company. Look at their website, Glassdoor reviews, LinkedIn profile and any articles related to the company. Research will help you answer their questions and come up with some of your own. 

Ask Questions

Ask Questions

At the end of the interview, most interviewers will ask you if you have any questions. This is your time to learn about things such as office culture, what your tasks will include, what an average day on the job looks like, etc. Prior to your interview, come up with a list of questions to ask. Interviewers will be impressed by a candidate with thoughtful questions. 

Try to Relax

Try to Relax

Though this advice is easier said than done, it will help you get through your interview with flying colors. Before stepping into your interview, take time to calm your mind. Solely focus on positive outcomes of your interview. Taking some deep breaths and sipping on water can help too. No matter the outcome of your interview, remember that there are other jobs out there and now you’re a more experienced interviewee.

Follow-up After the Interview

Follow-up After the Interview

To stand out and show your appreciation, send a thank you note/email after your interview. Bonus points if the thank you note is handwritten, but keep in mind to use neat penmanship.