So you may be thinking, “What do I want to do this summer?” Maybe travel, stay at home, binge-watch Netflix, hang with friends, work — binge-watch Netflix. All of these things sound fun, relaxing, and promising, however, one thing that you might want to add to that list is the possibility of a summer internship. Summer internships give you the experience, knowledge, and connections necessary for you to achieve great success in your future careers.
Many, although excited, can also be intimidated by the prospect of an internship. The fact that you are thinking of, or applying to, an internship means that you are in fact growing up, and soon you will be off into the “real world” and away from college.
Don’t fear! This is a normal process for every college student regardless of whether you are a rising senior, junior, or sophomore (you can never start too early)! Instead of fearing the incoming factor of growing up, you should embrace it! You aren’t going to be the “top-dog” on your first day, first week, or first month of the internship. You won’t know how to do everything right from the beginning. You’ll forget things and have to ask questions repeatedly… but that’s okay. Internships are for learning and skill development.
All you can do is do your best, work your hardest, and embrace every opportunity ahead of you! Your future self will thank you for it!
We’re rooting you on! – CCP
We hope you are enjoying your summer! We are excited to introduce our summer bloggers who will share about their internships throughout the coming weeks. Check the Summer Interns tab for regular updates from
- Rob Smith, interning with the Washington Redskins
- Paige Long, interning with the Center for Career Planning (CNU)
- Ashley Apruzzese, interning with USAA
- Nassir Criss, interning with Skopenow in NYC
- Grace Tchouaffi, interning in Washington, DC
- Harris Franken, interning with the United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany
- Kayla Clark, interning with Martha Graham Dance in NYC
They will be posting about what they are doing, learning and experiencing – so exciting stories await!
Attention students! Do you have an exciting internship this summer and want to share your experience with your fellow Captains? Sign up to be a Summer Blogger for the CCP by contacting Sarah Hobgood at email@example.com.
Happy Future Friday and last day of classes, Captains!
The CCP will be open as usual this summer! Call or come in to make an appointment for a resume review, to talk career options, or to just get general job search advice! We’ll help you get a jump-start on your next semester and get you on the right track for your dream internship or job.
Tips for what you can do over the summer to get ready for next semester:
- Network on LinkedIn and build your profile!
- Reach out to alumni in the field you’re interested in to schedule an informational interview and learn what it’s like to have the career you’re dreaming of!
- Schedule out when you’ll be applying to internships, grad schools, and post-grad jobs so you’re not stressed during the school year to get applications in on time.
- Check out CNU Career Connect and find a job for the fall semester on campus or in Hampton Roads.
- Make an appointment with the CCP!
Good luck with finals and finish out the semester strong, Captains!
Need a resume review or cover letter help over the summer? The CCP will be open, so stop on by for career advice and helpful tips!