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Tips on finding internships?

mrclassicfreakmrclassicfreak Registered User Posts: 540 Member
Am I the only one who thinks finding internship is difficult?
So far I've been to 10 different companies and none of them wants interns during summer.
I live in Vancouver, Canada, and it seems that not many companies around here want a high school student who doesn't have much knowledge in their field.
Any thoughts?
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Replies to: Tips on finding internships?

  • sphere718sphere718 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    I would suggest the Princeton Review's Internship Bible. It'll list internships of all types, catagorizing them by interest, availability, geographic location, competitiveness etc etc
  • dearsiryesdearsiryes Registered User Posts: 859 Member
    You want an invite to a job networking site?
  • theFireballKidtheFireballKid Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    network...also craigslist is good to use.
  • dearsiryesdearsiryes Registered User Posts: 859 Member
    Dude, you're also a HS student. It's pretty tough.

    Do you have STELLAR test scores or have you been admitted to a top local school or an elite American institution? If not, then resign yourself to not getting a HS internship.
  • wis3lywis3ly Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    Try local stores, banks and companies. Start off with the small ones.
  • lkf725lkf725 Registered User Posts: 4,781 Senior Member
    Depending on your interest, you could volunteer at a hospital, museum, science center, summer camp, or possibly as an academic tutor or musical instrument instructor for a younger student. You might actually have more latitude to do work you like.
  • naffnaff Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    To OP: NO! Absolutely not!! I'm finding it pretty difficult too.

    I've come to terms that to get a sick internship like an ibank or sales&trading I have to get my gpa about 3.6 to have a good shot. My question is should I reduce my course load to 4 courses a semester instead of the 5, and really do well in them (A or A-). Will recruiters or interviewers even care about this?

    My Gpa is subpar 3.3 and I'm from a non-HYPMS school: McGill University. I calculated the credits, and this will only delay my graduation by one semester.

    Also, does doing an exchange program look impressive to employee/recruiters?
  • lkf725lkf725 Registered User Posts: 4,781 Senior Member
    Have you calculated how long it will take you to raise your gpa by at least 0.3? It might not happen fast enough to help you. Also, there is no guarantee that taking only 4 courses will result in straight A's. Have you attended job and internship fairs? Maybe your school has a career counselor that can advise you? Could it possibly be that your resume and cover letter style needs a little tweaking? Are you sure you give a good interview? I would probably check some of these things before altering my graduation schedule in hopes of getting a few extra A's.
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