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How can I get more internships?

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Software Engineering Intern at Series B Startup8 months ago

I'm currently doing my 2nd internship, and I have time to do another one before I graduate (I'm currently doing a traditional ~4 year university Computer Science degree). What can I do to lock in a great additional internship for that last slot?

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  • Alex Chiou
    Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero, PayPal
    8 months ago
    • Figure out what the outcome of your current internship is. Is it possible to get a return offer? If so, definitely optimize for that.
    • One of the greatest perks (usually) of 4-year universities is that they'll offer job-search programming, mainly career fairs. Make sure to tap into those aggressively. Polish your resume, show up early, and come prepared!
    • Network at your university in general: University is an awesome environment as there's a lot of solidarity (your fellow students are around the same age as you and at the same stage in career).

    For more in-depth advice on how to navigate the job market as a student, I wrote an article about it here (it largely covers the mistakes I made as a Computer Science student, haha).

    Having a terrible resume is also another super common trap I see students fall into, myself included. Here are some great resume optimization resources that Taro provides: