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Tips for balancing your internship search and college coursework

April 5, 2011

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The end of the semester is just around the corner.  Now is the time to lineup a summer internship.  But in the midst of that hunt, you don’t want to lose focus on your grades.  By following these tips from our partners at Cramster, you can take the right career steps without sacrificing your GPA.

Tip #1: Create a calendar of remaining work

Writing down exactly what remaining work you have puts it all into perspective.  This gives you the ability to plan out how you should spend your time the rest of the semester.  If you have three big projects due the last week of April, you might want to begin getting them out of the way now. You’ll probably be wrapping up interviews around then, too. So, avoid all the academic stress you can by planning to take care of demanding projects ahead of time.

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Tip #3: Research and ask about best practices

Insider information is golden in finding and landing that dream position. Luckily for you, Internships.com has a great resource library full of detailed tips. From understanding what an internship entails to interview preparation to what to expect once you’re hired, all you need to know about interning is easily available.

You can also ask friends and family for tips. Going through the search process just once gives you relevant insight to what works, how employers respond to certain actions and what they look for. Since you know them well, it’s information you can trust.

These are just a few tips to make the internship search easier given your course load is piling up.  What’s the best tip you’ve received for landing that perfect summer position?

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