Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Not getting selected for an interview can be frustrating but don't let it discourage you. Some companies receive hundreds of qualified applicants for internship positions, so the application process can be very competitive. I would recommend that you first start with getting feedback on your resume. Your resume is the first impression you make on an employer so it is vital that you have a solid resume to help you stand out. Don't be afraid to ask your peers or colleagues for feedback on your resume. Or, your university career center is also a great resource. I would also recommend including your GPA and anticipated graduation date. If a position has set requirements for GPA and school year, you could be disqualified if an employer cannot find this information on your resume.
I would also keep in mind that some employers look for a candidate with well-rounded experience. While you may have the technical skills and coursework, employers also want to see that you have interpersonal and sometimes leadership skills. You can demonstrate this through your extra-curricular involvement. I would ensure that you have some type of on-campus involvement, volunteer experience, leadership, etc. This can help you stand out as a candidate.