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  1. Regularly check Careerolina for summer internship opportunities. You can specifically search for internships related to your major or career interests. Additionally, if the job is posted in Careerolina, the employer has expressed direct interest in hiring Carolina students, so it makes the application process easier on you!
  2. Meet with a career counselor. Schedule an appointment online to meet with a career counselor. He/she can help you brainstorm internships you might enjoy, as well as review your resume, cover letter, application, etc. If you are offered an interview, a career counselor can also help you practice the interview beforehand!
  3. Create/update your LinkedIn profile. When employers are choosing interns for the summer, they almost always look up LinkedIn profiles. Therefore, make sure you have a professional picture, as well as a completed profile with all your activities, awards, projects, etc. Don’t forget to include a short bio on yourself for the top section!
  4. Network. There are several job fairs throughout the semester right on campus. These are great opportunities to meet with employers and briefly explain your interest in their company. Make sure you dress professional and bring multiple copies of your resume. In addition, look for other opportunities to network. Your friend’s mom works at a firm you are applying for? Shoot her an email and ask if there is anything you can do to stand out as an applicant.
  5. Do your research. While Careerolina is a great tool for finding internships, it obviously does not have every internship you might be interested in. Check out company websites you have an interest in to see if they will be hiring summer interns. Company websites usually provide detailed information about their internship programs, such as application due dates, qualifications, locations, and more.
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