Business Management Internships – Episode #77

by Richard Wilson on July 30, 2011

The following video is borrowed from our platform and was originally recorded for our business management training program.  Internships are a great way to learn more about an industry, meet potential employers, or just get your foot in the door to a new career.  In the following video, I give you some quick tips on getting a business management internship.

Video Transcript/Summary: The strategies and tips provided within this video module include:

  1. Besides learning about business management, learning about finding a business management internship is important. 
  2. Create a spreadsheet of the top 30 companies that you would like to work with.
  3. Be sure to track your progress with each of these 30 companies and make sure that you always have at least 30 firms on your list. 
  4. Another tip is that once you start to form a relationship, use different methods to follow up on that lead and demonstrate that you are persistent and interested in the internship.
  5. Consider making up a project.  Your prospective employer may not be able to think of something you can do to stay busy during the internship, but if you provide that employer with a possible project then that person will understand that you are really interested in working for them and that you are proactive.
  6. Consider working for free.  You do not want to do this long-term but it could be a great way to get your foot in the door and prove yourself. 

When I was first starting my career, I used some of these tips–most notably, I worked for free to get started at a job that I really wanted.   I know that it business management internships are very competitive so hopefully these strategies help you find that perfect business management internship.

Thanks for joining us, and I will see you again soon,

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