How can others go about getting an internship?

Noël has a list of different rules and hints to prepare others for future internships.

  1. Always think about where you want to be in the future and develop a plan for how to get there.
  2. Always market yourself: have resume’s and business cards prepared and ready to give out.
  3. Make connections with anyone you can within the industry, and keep contact!  They may help you get a position in the future.
  4. Understand your strengths and weaknesses.  Work to improve yourself or find other who have strengths you do not and associate with them.
  5. Explore your connections, do those you know have other connections that could be useful to you?  Seek them out!
  6. Before applying for a position, research and get to know the business.  This will help you to sound more intelligent and prepared during an interview.
  7. Apply to many different locations, even if the position is not one you would typically apply for.
  8. Ask for references!
  9. Follow up and check-in with organizations following an interview, without being annoying.
  10. Be confident in yourself!

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