/ Asked by Alex
I am a college senior with an internship that I really enjoy. How do I tell my office that I'm interested in being hired on after graduation? Also, how do I talk to them about transitioning from intern pay to a decent full-time pay? Thanks for the help!
Answered by Amber, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
First, it is great that you found an internship that you enjoy so much. That is very important in the job search after graduation. Not only do you get real-world experience, but you are learning what type of work is a match for you. I would encourage you to be proactive and set up a meeting with your manager to discuss your performance. In this discussion, ask your manager to provide feedback to help you moving forward in your career. From there you can ask the manager about the likelihood of being hired full-time after graduation. In addition, I would ask about getting a reference letter in case you move on to a different company. 
Answered by Natesa, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
That’s awesome that you enjoyed your internship enough to want to stay with the company! I agree with Amber, that you should be proactive and set up a meeting with your manager. Let them know beforehand that you would like to discuss your performance throughout the internship and any possible next steps, so that they can prepare to have that conversation. Once in the meeting, you can inquire about any future openings they may have and if they felt you would be a qualified candidate. I would recommend trying to gather as much feedback as you can, while displaying your commitment to the company. If there aren't any opportunities opening up in the near future, don't let it demotivate you. Be sure to ask about how you can stay in contact with the company and what you can do moving forward to ensure that you are thought of for future opportunities. 
Answered by Jenna, Hiring Expert at Emerson, on Thursday, February 14, 2019
The best thing you can do is be vocal about your interest in the organization and ensuring they know when you graduate (or if you're available prior to graduation). Talk with your current manager, the HR Representatives, and apply for roles that you are interested in!  When it comes to salary/full-time pay, make sure to do your research.  Just stating that you want a certain pay rate, without research to back it up is typically not as fruitful a conversation.  You can look at salary.com, glassdoor.com, O-net Online, collegiate websites, and others to get an overall idea of a range you feel is fair.
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