Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Congratulation on your graduation! You did something very wise by taking a meaningful internship and something you have a passion and real interest. This position has given you some very crediable experiences in the industry and because the company is small, you may have actually got even more experiences due to the fact that in small companies people often take on many roles. Be sure that you are highlighting your experience in your applications, emails, cover letters, and resume as well as when you are networking. Continue to apply to positions in the industry, however if you find a company that you are passionate about and they have an entry level position (perhaps administrative) my advice is to take the position if you are able to do it, financially and have the skills. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate many skills that are transferable into many positions within the company including: time management, communication, leadership and initiative. Remember if you take this opportunity, be sure that every day you bring your best self. Make sure that when are interviewing the company knows your career aspirations and that you are willing to put in the hard work to get to that position. Good Luck!