Has anyone watched the movie “The Internship“? It’s about two unemployed individuals who land an internship with Google, with no background whatsoever about computer programing. This movie portrays a horrifying fictionous reality that shows how comptetive the internees can be when they want to win a fulltime position.
For someone like myself, who has never taken on a “real” internship in my field, I can honestly say that I am mortified xD
However, movies are just movies…right? I will dismiss the horror portrayed in this movie, and I will start with a fresh mind, The Internship.
I will update the readers (if any are out there) every week about my experience as an intern in one of the big 4 accounting firms.
How I landed My Internship?
Well, this is an interesting story.
Here’s what happened: Recruiters came to visit my university; I dressed professionally and had an updated version of my resume; I drank a cup of coffee to get my energy pumped up; I spoke to every single recruiter, and asked them questions about the firm and the opportunities offered to students, gave them my resume. Next thing you know, they were contacting me.
- Make sure your resume has no grammar or spelling errors, this is not your blog!
- Keep your grades up, at least try your best to get B and above in your major classes
- Take an advantage of the recruiting events in your school; even if you don’t get a call back from the firms you wanted, you’re still getting experience.
- During the “meet and greet” event, make sure to leave a lasting impression on the recruiter. You can only do that by being yourself.
- Just stay positive; sometimes things don’t workout the way you wanted, but sooner or later, you’ll get the internship/job that best suits you