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To-Dos for Landing a Summer Internship

To-Dos for Landing a Summer Internship

By Peter Vogt | MonsterTRAK Career Coach

Step Four: Research and Interview

Quiz: The Healthcare Interview Quiz

1. It's interview time! You arrive at your interview:

30 minutes early - you want to show your dedication to the job.
10 minutes early - But you were actually parked and ready to go in 20 minutes ago.
5 minutes late - You don't want to seem too eager.

• Study each organization that invites you to interview for an internship carefully. Out-research your competition by reading about the organization in the media and trade publications. Your campus reference librarian can help you find the articles few others will track down.

• Work with a career counselor to make an educated guess as to the questions an interviewer will likely throw at you. Do a practice interview with your counselor to work on your responses and demeanor.

• Come up with specific examples to prove you have the skills, traits and experiences you say you do. Consider developing and using a career portfolio to back up your claims.

• Invest in professional interview clothing.

• Send thank-you notes after each interview. You’ll stand out, because most internship seekers forget this classy move.

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