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Applying for an Internship: Chapter Summary
Applying for internships can be stressful, but the right advice and support can make the process feel less overwhelming. Our trained guidance counselors and academic advisors give you tips for completing internship applications and maintaining your online presence so your skills can shine through. This chapter will go over:
Filling out internship applications
You have some internship applications in hand; now, how do you begin filling them out? This lesson go over the common requirements and components of internship applications so you can prepare the information you want to convey to your potential employers.
Before you make a final decision about which companies you want to work for, it's important to do some research. We'll let you know the purpose of researching the companies you want to work for and how to go about this process.
Creating resumes and cover letters
Besides the application itself, you'll often be required to submit a resume and cover letter. Let us teach you how to make your resume and cover letter stand out. Learn which details to include and how to format your cover letter.
Getting letters of recommendation
Having strong letters of recommendation can give you an edge when applying to internships. Our guidance counselors let you know who to ask for recommendations and how to approach them.
Managing your online image
Because online platforms are often used for applying to internships and jobs, you may have an online image to keep up. In this lesson, you'll get tips for managing your online applications and resumes, portfolios and your online image.
1. Researching the Company You Want to Work For: Importance & Process
When applying for a job, it's important to research the company you are applying to. In this lesson, we'll look at how to conduct research on a company, including looking at where to do research and what information to learn.
2. How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter
The first impression that a company has of you is your resume and cover letter. But how can you make them stand out from the crowd? Watch this lesson for tips on how to create a winning resume and cover letter.
3. The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format
The cover letter is a necessity when applying for a job. There is a basic format that you can follow consisting of a salutation, three paragraphs and a close that can be used to get a potential employer's attention.
4. Asking for Letters of Recommendation
Applying for a new job or seeking admission to college often requires a letter of recommendation. This lesson includes some helpful tips on who to ask for a letter and what is needed in an effective letter.
5. Managing Your Online Reputation
The Internet provides a main mode of communication in modern society. This lesson will explore ways to manage your online reputation and will end with a brief quiz.
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