How to Get a Great Internship

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Break out your suits and resume folders because it’s time to find an internship. Perhaps you don’t know how to format your resume or even where to begin? If you want to get offers from your favorite employers, you must set yourself apart from the rest.

So what if Susie has a 4.0? You have personality, and that’s what big companies are looking for. Here’s an example of the ideal resume below:

THIS IS MY RESUME       
173 Harbin Hall, Washington, DC 20057; 555-555-5555
(I’m not the best at picking up calls so shoot me a text)

EDUCATION

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Cumulative GPA: Cura Personalis, right?
Major: Computer Science (I haven’t taken a class but I think I like technology and all that so it should be easy)
High School Cumulative GPA: 4.00 (Yup, high school was pretty much my academic peak. I still keep this on my resume to prove that I am smart.)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Successfully skipped my 8:00 am Problem of God class 4 Fridays in a row and still got an A. (I can’t let class disrupt my thirsty Thursday festivities)
  • Cumulatively stole 43 chocolate chip cookies, 30 apples and 5 pounds of Special K cereal from Leo’s in one year.
  • Once fit 178 practice problems on a half-page formula sheet for my finance midterm. (#Aced it)

SKILLS

  • Franzia connoisseur. (I can smell the difference between Sunset Blush and White Zinfandel from a mile away. They have quite distinct aromas. If you swish the Sunset Blush around in your red solo cup you can almost smell the oak.)
  • Ask me to sing any Taylor Swift song and I’ll know the lyrics.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Photographer (My Instagram has 100 followers)
  • Model (My aforementioned Instagram account only consists of selfies)

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • GU(random letter I forget)A, Social Chair
    • I threw really great parties. (I’m not really sure what the organization actually does though. I haven’t been to many of the meetings.)
  • Freshman Class Committee, Chair                                                                                    
    • Yeah we didn’t really do anything.
    • Planed social and philanthropic events to unite 7,636 undergraduate students and better the Georgetown community.
    • Managed and allocated $2,000 of funding during the 2013- 2014 academic year.

TECHNICAL & LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word (I’m really technologically advanced, hence the Computer Science Major)
  • Spanish (I took it in high school and remember how to say the important things, like enchilada)

So there you have it, Hoyas. Just follow our ready-to-go resume example above, and you’ll never need to visit the Career Center ever again!

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Georgetown-Themed Rejection Lines

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‘Tis the season for love and emotions! Everyone remembers last year when 4E brought you the best pickup lines in the planet. I mean you should, 4E (cough, myself) basically became famous.

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But then… no one used the pickup lines. At least, not on me. THESE LINES ARE GOLDEN PEOPLE, COME ON.

Well anyway now we back, back again. And this time, we are better than ever. Because this time we are giving you ways to reject love. Maybe this will be more applicable to your lives.

4E PRESENTS: GEORGETOWN REJECTION LINES

You are more likely to get an appointment at the Career Center than a date with me.

The prospect of us having a relationship makes me want to run screaming down Prospect.

I feel more alone with you than I do in Lau.

Dr. Todd Olson: doesn’t exist. Your chance with me: likewise.

It’s not you, it’s your Wisey’s order.

You have a better chance of strolling down the Reiss walkway.

Of course I’ll go on a date with you! Meet you at the Georgetown Metro stop tonight at 7!

You are Los Cuates, and I am the police. Shutting. You. Down.

You may have stolen the clock hands, but you couldn’t steal my heart.

Do you know what NHS stands for? Not Happening, Sorry.

Make like JJ the Bulldog and bite me.

This conversation is a lot like the first week of school: NSOver.

Use them on a creepy classmate, use them on your friends. I really don’t care. Just as long as you don’t use them on me.

And remember, if you are #tryna, “let’s be like the cups in Leo’s and stick together” is always appropriate.

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Career Crisis Center: 5 Steps to Get The Internship You Want (or Need)

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As the pressure to find and obtain an internship grows with each passing hour, the desperate masses descend on Leavey to seek salvation at the hands of the Cawley Career Center staff. Imposing though it may be, navigating the career services at Georgetown is both possible and practical, and thus, we present a handy guide to making the most of Cawley:

Step 1

Like many things in this life, the first step is admitting you have a problem. Still trying to work the high school activities resume? Unsure what exactly a cover letter covers? Coming to the unfortunate conclusion that there is no preregistration for life after Georgetown, and the freedom to decide your own future is pushing you toward an existential crisis? GET YOURSELF A WALK-IN. These nifty little appointments let you talk to the generalists of the staff, who can help point you in the direction of more serious aid, including resume workshops and industry-specific advising. Sign up online, Tuesday-Friday, here.

Step 2

Log on to Hoya Career Connection. Nothing soothes a troubled junior’s soul like seeing the literally thousands of internship opportunities posted on this site by employers who want Hoyas. They actually WANT you. You can search by field, desired majors, dates and really any other condition your heart desires. Many of the employers on HCC come to campus to interview, which leads us to the next step…

Step 3

Go to the On Campus Interviewing Workshop. It is not fun. There is no free food. It is not visually dynamic. But it IS absolutely necessary if you want to apply for an internship that conducts interviews on campus. As in, the Career Center will not allow you to even apply if you do not go to their workshop. THIS IS IN CAPS BECAUSE IT IS SERIOUS. You can see workshop dates and sign up by logging on to Hoya Career Connection a la Step 2.

Step 4

Check out the schedule of employers coming to campus here or by logging on to Hoya Career Connection (really trying to drive this one home). There are three primary reasons to attend these events:

1. You can **network** with alumni/others amongst the employed who may help you snag yourself a job, or at the very least, help you understand more about their company.

2. Many of the employers (looking at you, PwC!) turn their session into a workshop where they will teach you a specific skill, from writing resumes to case interviewing. Learning to interview from the people who will be conducting it? Good call.

3. Unlike the OCI Workshop, any employer worthy of your time (at least in my opinion) will provide free food.

Step 5

The most important thing to remember is that it’s not too late. The stress around finding an internship is reaching astronomical levels: Blame it on the bankers for already interviewing, blame it on your cousin who had a full-time offer junior year, blame it on the obscene proportion of Hoyas who appear to have their career goals all laid out, but don’t let it get you down. Most of us have no clue where we are headed in June, and you still have plenty of time to find out.

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