Knowing about internship is a major breakthrough but knowing how to prepare for internship opportunities is another one. Well, now it’s about seizing the right opportunity or to know how to grab/ move closer to the right opportunities. Getting yourself industry ready or at least say internship ready isn’t an overnight task and does need a solid good amount of at least 6 months of time.
Ask following questions for yourself:
- Also, as said opportunities are many, but what are your chances in there?
- Apart from your grades and your networks, what else would pull you closer?
- What will make any company give me an internship when there are so many students?
- What kind of company or career i would like to make?
8 proven steps to prepare for internship opportunity in any field
Industries are generally looking for individuals who are passionate about building and you could
preferably get started by building some simple yet interesting application and commit all your code to git hub or any repository. This would exhibit your enthusiasm and sound technical skills/coding skills and get your application noticed too!
Having said that, most of the corporate look for potential, not success. Therefore focus on building
small projects in your class or in your spare time will show them your interest and skill set which will help your profile stand out.
Ranks in coding websites
A lot of coding websites these days like HackerRank, Coderbyte, Codewars etc come up with frequent
coding contests and offer points/ranking system. Moreover, having secured a good rank in such
platforms validates your good problem solving skills and highlights your calibre and interest and helps you even land an internship or job directly as many companies hire via these platforms.
Good LinkedIn profile
Though many tend to give their LinkedIn profile only a simple afterthought, there’s more to it!
LinkedIn offers plenty of opportunities for one who is look for a chance and having an active and well
put together LinkedIn profile will significantly increase the chances of being discovered by various
companies looking to hire people based on the skills and experience.
A well written LinkedIn profile will give you credibility and will establish you as a trustworthy
potential candidate. In short, having a LinkedIn profile, which is one of the most powerful professional tools will help you a great deal in landing your dream job. And the sooner you have it, the better it will be for your career.
As a student the only way to showcase your abilities and skills is via the academic marks and certifications. Therefore, make it a must to mention about all the certification courses (if you have
done), your previous work experiences (ex : summer internships, short term internships that would
have been for couple of weeks), volunteer experiences as it adds on to your credibility and helps you
get recognized out of the lot.
Companies do understand that not everyone will have a long list of previous work history, but
some relevant experience is ideal/preferred.
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Hobbies / Competition/ Other skills
Many students believe that getting/acquiring an internship is only for the academically inclined one’s
and one can’t have an internship if he/she are interested in other activities. But that is a myth! Adding
about the activities/events or skills that you have pursued apart from your regular academics showcases your pro-activeness which would in turn help in being a differentiator to get the opportunity. So continue pursuing interesting extra-curricular activities as that too will become a talking point on your resume.
Alongside apart from your grades, also mention if you have built any websites, published an technical
article or presented a paper or wrote some blogs or even prepared some vlogs; as these activities demonstrate your ability to apply conceptual knowledge in various situations as marks alone do not measure an individual’s real worth.
An Impressive Resume
The resume is often your very first impression as it speaks out your overall suitability. This is the
place to highlight your skills, prior experience, interests, goals, and achievements. A resume should be
neat, ideally a page of length, have proper spelling and grammar, and be eye-catching. Check the video for creating an impressive resume.
Have a Never Give Up Attitude
The last thing you need to know about getting an internship is that you shouldn’t give up if you don’t
succeed in the first one. It can take time like it does for a lot of other things. And if you really want to
increase your chances of getting an internship, you’ll want to try repeatedly or apply at multiple places
often. By doing so, you have already proved that you are passionate about the opportunity,
hardworking, and resilient.
if you’re diligent, you’ll likely land an internship sooner rather than later.
What else can be done?
All in all, It’s all about showcasing or highlighting your achievements in all the possible grounds
which would help you stand out from the rest! Keep trying and do not let go of this invaluable experience!
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