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Internships after freshman year of college?

Hello! I want to start looking for internships early on in college. Any tips on how to land an internship after completing my freshman year? Are companies open to hiring first-year students, or should I focus on extracurriculars instead? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

8 months ago

Hello! Great to see that you're thinking about internships early on in your college journey. Yes, it is possible to land an internship after your freshman year, though it can be more challenging compared to later years when you've gained more experience and knowledge in your field.

My child faced a similar situation, and what they did was start by looking at smaller companies or local organizations that are sometimes more open to hiring freshmen. This offers a valuable learning opportunity and helps build your resume. Keep your options open by applying widely and networking with your college's career services or professors for leads.

Make sure to tailor your resume and cover letter, emphasizing your eagerness to learn and any relevant skills or coursework you've completed. Additionally, participating in extracurricular activities is always a good idea, as it can help you build your skillset, show that you're proactive, and make you an attractive candidate for internships.

Don't be discouraged if you don't land an internship immediately after your freshman year; continue building your skills and apply again the following year. Best of luck!

8 months ago

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