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Contacting Companies About Possible Internship Opportunities

pierre0913pierre0913 Registered User Posts: 7,652 Senior Member
The career fair was at my school last week but because of my schedule, I was unable to attend due to afternoon lab sessions and classes. What should I do to get my resume out to companies that I would've liked to talk to at the career fair? (looking for a summer internship) Should I email a recruiter (career center website has a contact person for each company)? call someone? or just send in an application online if possible?

Thanks!
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Replies to: Contacting Companies About Possible Internship Opportunities

  • amplifiar842amplifiar842 Registered User Posts: 707 Member
    I think that's fine! Just say you missed the fair and wanted to learn more! Good way to get on their radar.
  • j89j89 Registered User Posts: 1,103 Senior Member
    Should I email a recruiter (career center website has a contact person for each company)? call someone? or just send in an application online if possible?

    All of the above. Do whatever it takes to get an internship, cause an internship leads to more internships and jobs.
  • pierre0913pierre0913 Registered User Posts: 7,652 Senior Member
    Is there a preferred method? calling vs. emailing? Don't know which is more appropriate for this situation
  • harshb921harshb921 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Most employers actually do prefer email and some actually respond quicker if you email them. But it doesn't hurt to try!
  • NBrinkNBrink Registered User Posts: 208 Junior Member
    Honestly, I'd call (supposing you can find who to call). I prefer a direct approach, people are much less likely to brush you off over the phone. That said, if you aren't confident over the phone do it by email.
  • amplifiar842amplifiar842 Registered User Posts: 707 Member
    Personally, I would call, too.
  • soccerguy315soccerguy315 Registered User Posts: 7,245 Senior Member
    you can always email and then followup with a phone call a couple days later if you don't hear anything.
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