How (if at all) can a internship with an arm of the federal government translate to bringing a unique experience to private sector work?
Absolutely, internships are a great opportunity for you to gain experiences and try things you may not be inclined to if it was a full-time job. A diversity of experiences are more welcome than ever in…View all answers »
I will have an internship abroad. How can I leverage this experience to make it stand out from a traditional domestic internship? What unique skills can I develop during this opportunity to make myself a more desirable future-employee?
Congratulations on your internship! Securing an internship abroad will be a rewarding and great experience. I think the most important and obvious skill you will gain is the international experience. Being…View all answers »
I feel as if I'm straying away from the major I intend to graduate with. Experience with my internship has given me so many more opportunities and avenues to explore. When applying for a job that may be a little bit outside of your major concentration, how do you craft yourself in a way that would make them value your professional experience over credentials?
Hi! I think it’s great that your internship experience has opened your eyes and has allowed you to explore different paths within your function. It’s not uncommon that in the workplace, someone…View all answers »
I possess a two-summer internship. Would it be beneficial to complete the second portion of my internship in a office similar to that of the first? Or would showing variety and choosing to work in a different office show flexibility and an ability to succeed in varying office environments?
There is nothing wrong with going back to the same office, but I would recommend choosing to work in a different office for the 2nd summer for the reasons you state and more. Change is more constant than…View all answers »
Is it more beneficial to intern twice with the same company, or to intern at multiple companies?
The answer is it depends. If you are really trying to get hired in with that particular company than repeated internships with that employer is more beneficial as they are able to have a greater depth of understanding…View all answers »