a version of this article originally appeared in Executive Insights
Marv Russell, the author of Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You To Know, was featured in an interview with Executive Insights of the Soundview Corporate Learning Solutions on the importance of internships in today’s business world. Marv has coached, counseled and taught hundreds of individuals how to find the right internship.
Marv’s Key Message to Students:
Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You to Know contains 20 steps or “20 Intern Impact Zones” that create a path to successfully securing the right internship opportunity.
Each step is focused on you and your efforts, behaviors and willingness to commit to the process. If you want an internship, then you have to own and manage the process and stop whining and telling everyone that all the good internships are gone, or that you couldn’t interview when the companies were on campus because your counselor screwed up.
If you want an internship you have to be prepared, be aggressive and make it happen.