More often than not, landing an internship is difficult. After all, how do you set yourself apart from all of you classmates? We bring to you a few thoughts on how to gain this piece as you apply for summer internships in 2017.
Common summer internship problems:
You attend the same school, take the same classes, sometimes participate in the same clubs. You even attend the same career fairs where you all submit your resumes and hope with bated breath that you will be the one resume out of the hundreds recruiters receive – which will give you the golden opportunity to hone the skills you learned in school through real-world practice.
Career fairs are great in that they let you know what is out there, but how do you put yourself out there in a way that shows you are different, driven, and the right choice for the companies that matter to you.
Hacking the Summer Internship Process
This scenario is far too common for students around the country. I wanted to change how students perceive the internship process. I had the unbelievable opportunity to team up with Bill Hobbs and write Hacking the Internship Process. I wanted to provide students with a method to be confident in landing an internship as opposed to blindly passing off your resume to a recruiter.
Hacking the Internship Process goes through a variety of tools and methods to help students stand out from the crowd. One such tool detailed in the book is Rapportive. Rapportive allows you to reverse engineer a recruiter’s email address. Just think about that for a second. Instead of having to be one of the 100s if not 1000s of students hoping to have their resume reviewed, you can be the first– passing off your resume to the employee who decides whether you get the interview.
Once you read this book, I am confident that you will have the tools to get to the front of the line and land your dream internship. You can purchase the book here and please let us know how the hacks worked for you!
This is an authored article promoting the recent release 'Hacking the Internship Process' by Zach Schleien. The book is available on Amazon.