Great resource for your summer internship
InternMatch provides great guidance and tools to help you prepare for an internship, or any type of employment, including sample resumes, interview preparation and ways to stand out. The list of internships includes school year and summer opportunities in the local Denver area, including Boulder, and across the country. Summer internships are already coming online, and some have application due dates in the near future.
Students do not have an easy task in finding relevant work experience, particularly with the current economic challenges. Personal contacts are still the top source for gaining employment, so use your networks as much as possible. Many jobs are posted online and employers are reviewing applicants using internet searches to review their virtual footprint. Consider using a blog to capture who you are. Some college admissions representatives are also looking for these online profiles, which is an added bonus. Just learning the blog tools will make you a stronger candidate for many positions.
Students can also do internet searches for internships. One disappointing fact is that some internships do not pay students, but the experience may still be worth your time. Here are examples of ones that I found:
- UCAR science education Spark Pre-College Internship
- Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Student Programs
- Children's Hospital Colorado Student Internship Program
- Colorado Press Association Internship Program
Work experience gives students a new level of maturity and direction for both their education and career. Just browsing through the available opportunities can develop a picture of what the market is seeking. Colleges also like to see work experience on applications, and many good essay topics have evolved from a job. Many good things will result from your job search.
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