Summer is almost upon us! Along with trips to the pool and a break from school comes the possibility for summer internships. Though it may still seem far away (especially with final exams in the time between), the best time to start looking for a summer internship is right now! Companies are on the prowl, and competitive summer positions may not be open for much longer. If you’re beginning to panic, take a deep breath! Our experts are here to help you maximize your summer experience.
The simple fact is that different jobs have different standards for applications, even within similar industries. Mastering the presentation of your resume is the key to painting you in the best possible light for each position to which you apply.
You went to school for (at least) four years, and now you have a STEM degree. STEM - representing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - is an extremely important field in today’s world, but it’s also an incredibly competitive one. In fact, according to one study, people graduating with STEM degrees has been on a sharp rise, “going from 388,000 graduates in 2009-10 to 550,000 in 2015-16 - a 43% growth.” The field has continued to grow since 2016.
You know that confidence is important in relationships: when you feel confident, you’re more likely to ask out that person you’ve been thinking about… and also much more likely to get a yes as a response. But did you know that confidence is equally important in the workplace?
It’s difficult to ask a boss for a raise. Many people worry that their boss will reject them or that asking for a higher wage will be cause for termination. However, according to an article from The Atlantic, 44% of people who ask for a raise get the amount they’ve requested, and 0% of those surveyed reported getting fired for asking.
Having any prior experience on your resume is a great start, however, some internships are definitely more beneficial than others. Even if your current internship seems to be more about fetching the coffee than earning the real-world-know-how you were expecting, there’s still an excellent way to make the most of it: moonlighting.
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