The internship search can be overwhelming. Follow this advice to
increase your chance for success during your internship search.
Revise and Update Your Résumé
The résumé is a crucial tool in obtaining your
desired internship and serves as a first impression on
the employer. Grammatical mistakes, formatting inconsistencies and
outdated or irrelevant information will place your name at the
bottom of the list.
Re-evaluate your résumé at least once
per semester. Add new information such as internships, club
activities or relevant class projects. Leave high school
information off your résumé once you have
reached sophomore year.
Network and Be Active
Attendance at job
fairs, campus workshops and mixers, membership in student
clubs and professional organizations, and participation in
volunteer work are just some of the great strategies to open doors
to diverse opportunities.
You may also consider using an online
networking site to make connections with potential internship
Explore Mentorlink, a service provided to you by the Career
Resource Center and found on LinkedIn. Type UB School of Management
Mentorlink into the search field and request to join the
Use Basic Marketing Tools
A business card speaks volumes about your professionalism and
maturity and is great asset at networking events. Create a business
card with your name, contact information and concentration area.
Various online resources help you design business cards. Local
print stores offer these products as well.
Create a one-minute personal commercial, or elevator
speech. Practice this brief, self-introduction to deliver
in any setting.