Summer after Freshman year?

<p>I was just wondering about some suggestions of things to do in the summer after my freshman year. </p>

<p>I'm intereseted in Finance/Economics as well as Japanese, and was considering trying to get into a summer-abroad program. </p>

<p>What are some other things that people do? Is it possible to get an internship this early in your college career? Anything would be appreciated.</p>

<p>you need a good GPA more than anything if you want a good internship. Knowing how to program doesn't hurt. I'm a sophomore, and last summer I worked at a pretty well known Investment Management company in Manhattan</p>

<p>Anyone else have a suggestion/experience? Thanks</p>

<p>So 1st semester GPA is really what matters for getting a nice internship in frosh summer as opposed to which courses you take?</p>

<p>Lotus123: Getting that first internship is always difficult so it is definitely worth trying earlier in college. Unless you have some special skills or taken one or two major-related courses, your best shot is to start the search early and take anything that sounds interesting to you. Yea, try to keep your 1st semester GPA at 3.0 and above. </p>

<p>If you are lucky and pick up an well-recognized internship, e.g. with a Fortune 500 company, the name recognition in your resume will greatly increase the odds of getting other internship and job in the future ...</p>

<p>Of course, you can always go abroad as Plan B.</p>

<p>"will greatly increase the odds of getting other internship and job in the future ."</p>

<p>I think you meant decrease the odds</p>

<p>Hmm... I meant a recognized internship in a resume will increase your <em>chances</em> of getting future internship or job. </p>

<p>vampiro: Are you suggesting that being an intern at, say Apple or CNN, will turn off future employers??</p>

<p>no...but thats what you meant</p>

<p>when u say increase the odds--> that means that chances become less</p>

<p>and i read your sentence "will greatly increase the odds of getting other internship and job in the future ." which means that it will make getting a future job say it will decrease the odds.</p>

<p>"Increase the odds" typically means "increase the odds in favor of" in normal American English usage, vampiro.</p>

<p>My son tried all the usual recruiting routes at college, but found he didn't get much attention as a freshman. What offered him the most opportunities were connections he made with upper classmen in his major, particularly ones he met in a tech club he became an officer in. When even that failed (he didn't have enough classes in his major for the most likely internship), he found one checking the various classified job postings online. </p>

<p>That turned out to be a great internship, and he's already lined up a couple of likely ones for next summer at the school's fall job this week.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>vampiro, what are you even talking about? Increasing the odds for something means to make it more probable. There's no other possible interpretation for this phrase.</p>