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Get That Internship! Wrap Up

Over the course of this spring semester, I covered steps in the internship search process. As a wrap-up to the series, here is the complete listing of “Get That Internship!” posts. Enjoy! How to Find an Internship How to Target Your Resume for Internship Applications Internship Applications: What Do You Need? How to Prepare for … Continue reading

Top Three Tips for Internship Success

Summer internships will be starting very soon. Just in case you’re not prepared for that yet, here’s your pre-summer internship to-do list. Once you get started and settle into your new work situation, it’s time to be strategic and set yourself up to make the most of the experience. Here are my top three tips … Continue reading

Start Preparing for Your Summer Internship

Ready for your summer internship? Brace yourself – You’re only about a month to a month and a half from starting. And I’m sure you know how quickly the last few weeks of the semester will fly by. Here is your summer internship preparation to-do list for the next few weeks: Confirm all important logistical … Continue reading

What To Do When You Receive an Internship Offer

So you found, applied for, and interviewed for some summer internships. And after a little bit of a wait, you receive the call you’ve been hoping for: You are offered an internship! For many students, receiving an internship offer is the first major employment offer experience. How do you handle the process? Here are some … Continue reading

Intern Spotlight: Suzanne Knight

Suzanne Knight (May 2013) Major: Social Work Minor: Health & Family Studies Internship: Administrative Intern with the Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Divisions of the Rock County Department of Human Services   How did you find out about this internship? What interested you in the opportunity? As a social work major, we are required to … Continue reading

Call for Summer Intern Bloggers

Another spring semester is flying by. And now that we have reached Spring Break, we know the semester is nearing its end. Summer is just around the corner (keep that happy thought in mind despite the snow on the ground). For the past three summers, I have sought out four UW-Whitewater students to write about … Continue reading

Appropriate Interview Follow-Up

I teach Career Information in Arts & Communication (ACINDP 399) at UW-Whitewater. Last semester, I hosted an Employer Panel during the final week of class. During this Q&A session, one student asked the employers how many thank you notes they receive after interviews. Without hesitation, one employer said, “Not enough.” Good career advice always includes … Continue reading

Ace Your Internship Interviews

Interview success starts with your pre-interview preparations, but how you perform during the interview is obviously important, too. Interviews can be nerve-wracking even when you are well prepared. Make a great impression during your internship interviews by keeping the following points in mind: Don’t make a major interview boo-boo. According to CareerBuilder, six of the … Continue reading

How to Prepare for Internship Interviews

So, where are you in the process of applying for a summer internship? Here on the UW-Whitewater Internship Blog, we have: Found internship opportunities Crafted a resume Gathered or prepared additional application materials Next up are interviews! When you think about interviews, I would like you to think of them in three parts: Before the … Continue reading

Internship Applications: What Do You Need?

After you find an internship that interests you and after you have polished up your resume, it’s time to actually apply for a position. But how exactly do you do that? It’s a question I’ve received a lot lately, so I decided it was a good topic to cover on the ol’ blog. As you … Continue reading