Selecting an Internship
Why is this important?
The first question you will be asked by a potential internship host is, "what do you want to do?"
If your answer is, "I want to work at XYZ Corp. because XYZ Corp. is cool" then you have just lost an opportunity. Carefully think about the answers to the questions on the left before answering them. In the end, you might not know the answer to one or more questions, but you should have some ideas about the type of company or the type of job that interests you. Maybe even knowing what experiences you hope to get out of the semester.
It is not going overboard to state, "I want to work with Jane Smith in the Widget studio because I understand her team is creating exceptional content that will change the Internet forever." You might not get to work with Jane Smith, but your answer provides key insights into what motivates you. These are the sorts of insights that will make finding an internship easier.
After completing the form below, make an appointment to visit with the program director to discuss this further:
Steve Siegel CMC'87