Are you a college student looking for an internship? Employers want real work experience, even for entry level positions. If you internships on your resumé, you will be a more competitive candidate in your future job search.
We know how to find internships for college students. More importantly, we identify opportunities that are relevant to your career path that:
We don’t want you to settle, because there’s a lot at stake. AI and Applicant Tracking Systems filter out 75% of all applications, recruiters only spend 6-7 seconds reading a resumé when they see it, and thousands of applicants are vying for coveted internships.
Every step of the journey we spend countless hours doing research into industries, companies, potential connections, and opportunities. We meet with you weekly, and sometimes more often, to keep you moving forward. We provide the accountability you need – always keeping the focus on securing the internship that will set you up for future success.
We treat your internship search as if it were our own. We stay with you until you accept an offer, and we are on call from start to finish.
Many college students waste time and effort applying for positions they aren’t qualified for. We are job sourcing specialists, finding the opportunities that are the best fit for you. Your coach is your personal job scout, identifying new internships as they are posted.
Priority Candidates knows how to make your internship search effective. We brief you with meaningful insights as you move through the process, because it’s our job to help you be the best candidate you can be.
Recruiting timelines vary based on industry and your anticipated graduation date. Deciding on the type of internship you want to pursue will influence the timing of when applications are submitted and when recruiting for those positions will be completed.
This depends on the types of roles you are pursuing. On average, we estimate 30+ applications.
An ATS is an AI powered software application that helps companies organize and track candidate applications. This allows companies to search and filter resumes to identify the most qualified candidates for each role. The AI scans resumes for keyword matches and uses algorithms for data analysis to identify the candidates that are the strongest fit. This process typically happens before any human reviews your resumé.
Networking is one of the most important things to do during your internship search. It starts with identifying people in your school communities (including alum), friends and colleagues, and family relationships. You should look for those people that are in careers that you are interested in pursuing and connect with them to learn more about what they do, how they got to where they are today, along with any advice that they can share about their journey.
If you know you have a skill gap for a role you are interested in, we can provide suggestions about short online courses, certifications, or academic coursework that will help you meet the skills requirements. In addition, our coaching programs include a credit for technology training that can be used for Excel, Tableau, SQL, or other training that your specific internship role might require.