Going to college is a major financial investment, something all of us know to be true. The books, tuition and basic cost of living are setting students and families back significantly. But with new government supported student loan programs, many are finally starting to get their head above water after graduation. In addition to these debt relief options, here are some tips to avoid accumulating credit card debt while attending college.
How To Find A Paid Internship
The process for landing a paid internship is much like trying to find a job. Job boards now have an internship section and with the internet, there are many outlets available for students to help them find paid internships locally. Here are three great resources that double as internship and job search websites:
- LinkedIn is not just for post grads and adults in the professional world. If you haven’t already created a profile, make one. It’s a fantastic way to research companies within your interest that apply to your major. Follow those companies so that you are up to date with any postings. It also doesn’t hurt to like a post or two to get HR’s attention.
- Google. No joke this is a perfectly useful resource if you know how to search right. The simplest search of “paid marketing internship Boston” for example may provide you with exactly what you’re looking for.
- Glassdoor is not just for researching what employers have to say about companies, it’s now become one of the number one job search engines. Not only can you research internship options, but you’ll get a glimpse of what the pay is like and how well people like working there.
In addition to these resources, reaching out to local businesses around campus is always a great way to market yourself. Employers appreciate the extra effort, especially given that millennials have a bad wrap when it comes to communication.
Remember, the early bird gets the worm, so start early and keep trying. If a paid internship doesn’t work out first or even second semester, you’ll know to prepare way ahead of time so that you’ll land one next summer. In the meantime, check out our post about Part Time Jobs For College Students so that you’ll have some money coming in to keep credit card debt at bay.