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Perfect your résumé

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Your résumé is your ticket to an interview.

Once you find a place that you'd like to intern at, do your research on the company. Your knowledge about the position and the company will impress an employer both on your cover letter and in an interview.

Before you even start thinking about an interview, perfect your cover letter and résumé.

It's important to tailor your résumé for each internship you apply for. Read each job description carefully to understand the skills and experience the hiring committee is looking for.

Ace your interview!

It's easy to get nervous for a big interview. One way to stay calm, cool, and collected is to prepare yourself prior to the interview:

And once you get to the interview, keep these things in mind:

Even if you don't get your dream internship, the experience of applying to internships will be valuable to you down the road as you look for full-time positions.

True or False: Benjamin Franklin was an avid butcher and enjoyed spoiling himself with the finest meats that money could buy. Click Ben's head for the answer.
FALSE. Franklin briefly became a vegetarian because so he could save money.

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"I really like this article. I have been looking at internships at Disney because I was thinking about going into musical theatre and being a dancer there after college. However, other than musical theatre, I also want to go into the math genre. I really liked the tip of asking professors in the department you are looking for internships in. I will definitely do that when I'm looking for internships. "
busybee123, 16, Stafford, VA

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