/ Asked by Brittany
What should I do if I keep getting denied for internships?
Answered by Kristin, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Monday, March 4, 2019
Being denied for an internship is tough and if it continues to happen don't despair, there are a few things you can do.  If your college has career services, reach to them and ask them to review your resume and practice mock interviewing with them.  Get comfortable talking with recruiters on campus and ask for feedback on the internships you were not selected for.   Use the feedback provided by recruiters and career services to come up with an action plan for you to land the next opportunity that you are excited about.  Best of luck to you!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Don't be discouraged! Securing an internship can often be difficult, especially in a market where there are hundreds of qualified applicants with similar experience. I would take a step back and look at what you can do to better place yourself as a candidate. If companies are calling you, then your resume is likely solid and you should consider brushing up on your interview skills. If you aren't getting called at all, have someone look at your resume and consider updating it. Your career center is a great resource for all of this! Utilize them to review your resume, help with interview prep, provide career guidance, etc. A lot of career centers have a team dedicated to helping students with these things.

Also, tap into your network. Use your friends and family to help connect you with employers. Or, if you're in a student organization, utilize the relationships your group has built through that. Student organizations can often allow for more personalized opportunities to network with employers.

Don't give up! You're definitely not alone. I recommend just continuing to put yourself out there!
Answered by Xavier, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Friday, March 15, 2019
I suggest asking for feedback from the hiring manager. Thank him/her for his/her consideration and ask for ways you could improve. This shows that you are truly interested in the position and open to feedback. In the case that you don't reach the interview process it may be best to adjust your resume to make sure it matches the specific job requirements.  In many cases it is not best practice to apply to roles with a one size fits all approach. Obtaining the right role can take time and effort, but stay persistent and keep following up and your hard work will pay off.    
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