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  • Finding an Ideal Internship

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  • Ten Suggestions for Finding the Ideal Internship
    1. Start early. Don’t wait until registration begins to start looking for an internship. Instead, begin your search the semester before you wish to work an internship.

    2. If you can afford it, don’t automatically rule out unpaid internships. Some industries customarily do not pay student interns. Consider an internship as an investment in your future, not a short-term paycheck.

    3. Recognize that academic credit internships require you and the employer to complete paperwork in order to gain faculty approval and register for the course. Read the information packet now and plan ahead.

    4. Don’t hold out for the “dream” internship. Apply for any that offer experience in your major and will add to your skills.

    5. Register with UTSA’s Rowdy Jobs and post your résumé on the Rowdy Jobs system. This makes searching for openings easy and allows you to apply for most internships with just a click of the mouse.

    6. Give your résumé and cover letter a “check-up.” Is it current and accurate? Does it communicate your experience and skills persuasively? Ask a career counselor, faculty member, or friend in your field to review your work and make suggestions.

    7. How are your interviewing skills? Consider taking an Interviewing Skills Workshop or attend a “mock interview” session to practice answering typical employer questions.

    8. Join a student professional association. Associations are excellent ways to learn more about your new profession, meet practitioners in your industry, and hear about good internship employers. Even better, become a committee chair or association officer. You’ll impress employers with your leadership on campus.

    9. Many part-time jobs can serve as internship opportunities if properly designed. Visit with your faculty intern sponsor or the Director for Professional Development to see how a part-time employer can participate in the College of Business internship program.

    10. Be proactive. If you don’t see a posted internship opening that is right for you, initiate your own search among the employers you wish to work for. Many employers will consider sponsoring an internship if approached professionally well ahead of the registration deadline.

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