How to get an Internship: A Guide for College Students

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Internships are an essential part of an individual who is a freshman. Internships are about learning and exploring yourself. Many internships even come with full-time opportunities after the internship period is over. The Internship even makes your CV better than other people as they depict you are not a complete beginner in the field and help in better placement opportunities.

But the question which arises is that How will you find an internship? Finding an internship requires thorough research and analysis. It requires effort and perseverance to land good training. Here is a list of things that will be helpful while you are searching for an internship!

1) Keep an eye on deadlines

Internship activities of different firms vary according to their recruitment cycle. You should keep track of the recruitment activities of the firm so that you do not miss good opportunities. Many companies start the recruitment process in November. Thus, it would help if you started your break during the winter season to have ample time to search and look for possible options.

1) Keep an eye on deadlines
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You can even connect with the professionals and alumni so that you can communicate with them and know about the company and its working environment. You should also connect with your college recruitment cell and learn about the possible recruitment timeline for various companies.

2) Know your Area of Interest

Interest is of utmost importance while looking for an internship. You don’t need to be specific but have a broad idea of your area of interest. Training helps you gain experience in the field and understand the work and jobs available in a particular segment.

2) Know your Area of Interest
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They are also an excellent option to understand your interest area. Ask yourself whether you like watching the stock market or listening to political debates. Is it history? Is it Digital Marketing? Do you want to fight against social practices and become an activist?

Internship opens all these doors for you and provides you with a chance to experience varied fields.

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3) Connect with your network

Experiences are valuable. They give us insights, facts, and figures which are not available online. It would help if you talked with your family, friends, college advisors, teachers, and career counselors about their internship experience. You can ask them how they got the Internship, the type of work they did, and how such an Internship helped them.

3) Connect with your network
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You can ask your college to conduct an alumni meet to speak about their careers and the roadmap that made them so successful in their lives. Your college must conduct such interviews from time to time to provide you with constant exposure to the corporate world.

4) Explore Online Resources

You should connect with your college placement cell and ask them about other platforms from where you can get a good internship. They might recommend some companies where you can confirm about the opening.

4) Explore Online Resources
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There are many online internship platforms, such as Glassdoor, LinkedIn, and our very own platform QPH which have become famous for job recruitment and finding internships. You can also visit the website of various companies and explore their career section.

It would help if you also looked for jobs in the classified section to find potential employers looking for interns. Many companies like Digital Marketing companies, content writing companies, freelancing companies, and graphic design companies hire recruit for selected projects. Could you keep track of them?

5) Attend Career Fairs

Many firms which provide career counseling and help in entrance exams organize several career fairs round the clock to educate youth about various career options, the subjects required to pursue in high school for a particular degree, preferred colleges, the expected pay scale, and the multiple jobs and much more. They will give you the exact path.

5) Attend Career Fairs
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Many types of recruiters also hire individuals at such a fair. Thus, be ready with your resume and a good introduction. After giving the interview, you must follow up with the recruiter about the further process.

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6) Get in touch with employers

You can connect with the employers in your area looking for interns related to your place of passion. You must inquire them about the job description and skills required for the particular Internship. It will help if you are prepared as they might even ask you to give an interview on the spot.

6) Get in touch with employers
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Don’t be scared to learn some additional technical skills such as Graphic Designing, Digital Marketing, Financial Modelling, etc., and interpersonal and communication skills. It would help if you kept on learning new skills as they more avenues for you and increase your chances of recruitment.

Last few words …

Internships are a fantastic opportunity for a newbie or a recent graduate to explore available options. Never take internships for granted, as they will help hone your skills and provide you with the real-life simulation of a working environment. They give a close look at the type of work you will need to do in the future.

They also help you in better understanding your career goals and may even open new avenues for you. It would help if you learned the most from such internships.

About The Author: Aarif Habeeb is the Technical Content writer at DigitalMarketingCrab. He is a technical writer and IoT writer of the year 2020 by HackerNoon. His expertise includes Technical writing, Technical SEO, e-commerce, lead generation, and localized site-to-store strategies. He is the founder of Aarif Habeeb & Co – provides a digital marketing course. Feel Free to Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.


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