Graduate School Prep ---> Industry?
I am in my senior year and will be graduating in May 2013. I have always thought that I enjoyed doing research. However, I have done research with several (~3-4) professors these past couple of years. Upon some further reflection, I feel like perhaps the MS/PhD tract just isn't for me, at least not yet. Therefore, I have actually been leaning more toward the industry.
With that being said, I have been pouring all my energy into graduate school preparations (i.e. GRE study, research, application stress, etc.). Juggling all this on my plate, I have neglected to get any real-world experience in terms of internships and co-ops.
So here are some questions I am struggling through:
1.) Am I still an attractive candidate for hiring even though I have no internships under my belt, but have a ton of research experience?
2.) Should I desperately apply for internships / part-time jobs for this and next semester?
3.) Is it worth it/possible to get an internship the summer after graduation? Or are those slots usually more reserved for sophomores and juniors?
4.) What other things should I do in order to maximize my chances of employment?
Any help would be really great!
Thank you in advance!