By the end of everyone's LIM career we will all have multiple internships under our belts. It is one of the most important things on your resume.
Each internship you have will be very different from the last, perhaps it will be better or it could be worse. I have had my fair share of internships that have either been the best or the worst.
It is important to go into each internship with an open mind, however, and while you will hear this term more time then you will be able to count, it is all about making connections at your internships. Whether it is your fellow interns, your boss or the doorman of the building, it is key to make sure you are always on your best professional behavior.
Here are some tips to finding an internship that will work for you:
Finding the Internship: We are so lucky to be able to have Simplicity the job search engine that I have found many of my own internships on. Whether you are searching for a volunteer opportunity for NYFW, a retail position, or your Senior Co-Op internship, it is a great tool that you should take advantage of!
Do Your Research: It is important to prepare for your interviews and to do research not only on the company but on the person that will be interviewing you. Search the internet for news about the company, look at their collections, and familiarize yourself with their target consumer.
Follow Up: Make sure after you go for an interview that you get the person’s card/email address so you are able to send a “Thank You.” Just let them know you appreciate them taking time out of their busy day to sit and talk to you. It is one of the most important things to do.
I am confident that with these steps and a little research you will be able to find the right internship/job for you! Get searching and good luck!