Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, February 14, 2014
I would recommend a couple of things. First, be sure to participate in internship recruiting events/career fairs at your college. When you do so, identify those companies in which you have the most interest, research them ahead and time, and be prepared to have an engaged conversation with their representatives. In many cases, companies will conduct interviews the day of or shortly thereafter the recruiting event. Therefore, making a strong impression on them at the event is key. After the event, utilize professional networking web sites, such as LinkedIn, to connect with the persons you spoke with at the event and begin to build your network for the present and in the future.