Thinking about attending the Big Sky Employment and Academic Enrichment Fair?
Internship advice from Dr. Cheryl Minnick, Ed.D, Internship Coordinator & Career Advisor
Here are five helpful hints:
- First impressions count! You don’t get a second chance for a first impression. Have a strong hand-shake, bring a few copies of your resume and remember your manners (say please and thank you).
- Dress professionally; which means if Gramma would have a problem with your outfit, your shoes, hair or bling, more than likely an employer would too. (this includes fresh smelling breath and pits)
- Think about the goal of an internship – is it to try on skills, check out a company, expand your experience or get a job… and consider if the internship and company would be a good fit. Not all would be.
- Sometimes employers do not have a current opening, but they may in the future. Talk with them now and be the student they think of first when an internship does open.
- Be prepared to speak of your accomplishments, academic and extra-curricular; including: internships, community involvement, study abroad and other academic enrichment achievements.
Remember: Real experiences get you real jobs.