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Did your Summer Internship Turn Into an Offer?

Summer is over and you have finished your internship but you still have not heard from the company about a full time career offer for after graduation. Do you have any idea why?

I saw a colleague in HR yesterday and we chatted about her company’s summer internship program. Of course we discussed who made the cut and got full time offers and who didn’t. It turns out that one particular intern stood out in her mind and not for the right reasons.

This intern stood out for wearing, not one,but two 3/8 inch “diamond” studs to work every day. Additionally this intern was known around the building to be constantly on his cell phone. The final straw, according to the recruiter was that this intern fell asleep in meetings.

I pondered our conversation on my way home and wondered why so many college students still don’t fully understand that internship programs are an invaluable opportunity to impress employers.

Of course all of this has been said before, but the following articles may be worth reading again if you are one of those interns who will not get an offer.

The 10 Secrets of Interns Who Get Full Time Jobs
In Search of the Perfect Internship
Cell Phone Etiquette for College Students

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