Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Landing a Summer Internship at a Small Company - Some Useful Guidance

The always excellent blog Glassdoor.com recently published this Article on how to land a summer internship with a small company.  Studies show that summer internships are hugely helpful in securing full-time employment after graduation.  In any event, I really liked Glassdoor's advice, which I summarize thusly:

1)  March is the peak month for job postings for summer internships, so get on your horse now;

2)  Go to business parks and try to get a meet and greet with the heads of companies, with resume in hand;

3)  Research which local companies have recently been in the news in a positive way, and focus on as many of those as you can;

4)  Where unpaid internships are at issue, explore possible creative compensation arrangements (stipends, equity interest), or see if you can arrange a way to obtain college credits for your work.

One final piece of advice from me: Glassdoor also has some great articles on things such as resumes and interviews, so spend a little time checking it out, and similar websites, before you put pen to paper, or thoughts to words!

Very best of luck, and thanks for checking in with us today.

John A. Gallagher, Employment Lawyer, Paoli, PA, 610-647-5027

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