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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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDENT TRUSTEE SEAT, 2017–19

Applications are now being accepted for the student seat on the IUP Council of Trustees.

Application/nomination forms are available in the Office of the President, 201 Sutton Hall, and online:  Student Trustee Application/Nomination Form.

Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of the President, 201 Sutton Hall, by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

To be eligible, a candidate must currently be (in fall 2016) at least a first-semester sophomore with an expected graduation date not earlier than May 2019.

The successful applicant must be in good academic and student conduct standing and must have leadership experience and strong communication skills.

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