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When should I start applying for internships?

7/31/2019

Lexy Pederson Recruiter, Talent Acquisition

Scores of young people are preparing to return to school, some of them to colleges and universities that are miles from their parents. In a very real sense, college is and ought to be about more than simply preparing for the workforce; nevertheless, students and parents alike are justified in pursuing ways to squeeze the most long-term life value from the university experience. One way is internships. A mistake most students make is waiting until they arrive on campus (or even later) to begin their hunt for an internship. For fall semester internships, early to mid-summer is the best time to seek and apply for internships, while for spring semester internships students should begin their search no later than mid-October. The other pitfall students make is a failure of creativity. While some companies have internship programs, many employers will jump at the chance to share the work they are passionate about with a similarly passionate student. If you can’t find an official internship position at a company
you’d like to work with, email the HR department and inquire.

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