Why March Is The Best Time To Apply For A Summer Internship

March is the busiest and most crucial month for internship applications; here’s how to stand out and land a summer gig.

Why March Is The Best Time To Apply For A Summer Internship
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According to data by LinkedIn, more summer interns are hired in March than any other month of the year.

There were 70,000 U.S. internship listings on the professional networking site in February. If historical trends are any indicator, that number will likely jump above six figures during the month of March.

“It is the dead center of internship season; it is a crucial month,” says Lauren Berger, founder of Internqueen.com and author of two books on interning, including All Work, No Pay and Welcome to the Real World. “If you don’t have those materials ready, sit down this weekend, block out some time, give those materials a facelift, go over your resume and your cover letter, and make sure you’ve got some references ready to go.”

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Undecided? Considering Adding a Major? Come to the Majors Fair!

Often times students who are “undecided” wouldn’t be if they only knew the options that were available! Additionally, Honors College students who have chosen a major, because Honors Core classes take up a lot of student’s general education course requirements, are able to add a second major or a minor. How can one know what majors/minors are out there and have the ability to ask all their questions?

Come to the Majors Fair on Thursday, March 9th in the HUB Ohio room from 6:30-8:30pm! Join prospective and incoming students and learn about all the majors IUP has to offer, and which one is the best fit for you!