/ Asked by John
I am currently a freshman in college, and I am applying for an internship. On the application, one section is about education but there is no place where I can write that I am currently enrolling. Am I allowed write my college in the education section, or am I not allowed as I have not graduated? Thanks!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, January 23, 2015
I think that you are perfectly fine to write your current education in the application.  All you should do is note in there somewhere that you are currently enrolled and still pursuing your degree.  As it relates to internships, most companies will want to know at what stage you are at in college (i.e. sophmore, junior, etc.) as often times, this is a factor in determining the amount of pay that an intern will receive.  The most important thing about a job application is to be truthful and not misleading on all questions as the data on the application is typically what is reviewed against the results of a post-offer background check.
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
First off, congrats on looking for internships during your freshman year!

You can absolutely write in your college in the education section.  Anyone currently in college, who has not yet graduated with a degree, is in the same situation you are.  The only difference will be your academic level (i.e., sophomore, junior, etc.).  Employers understand this status and expect you to indicate your college on the application.  Information such as when you plan to graduate, your current academic level, etc, are important information for employers.  If they are not requested as part of the application, they will most likely be requested during a phone screen or interview.  Be prepared to accurately explain your college status, and all the best in your intern search! 
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, January 29, 2015
I commend you for applying to internships during your freshman year of college. There are very few students who are thinking about internships that early in their college career. You can absolutely write in your college in the education section. Employers expect that applicants indicate their college on an application. Your resume will also provide the employer with this information, so it is important to be consistent in what you provide. Good luck with your internship search!
Answered by Patti, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Thursday, January 29, 2015
thats great news that you are already exploring internships in your field of interest. it is absolutely fine to include your college in the education section of the application- there is often a spot to include dates and you can note  presently enrolled, or expected graduation date. hope that helps- congrats again on this next journey.
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