The Intern Virgin: How To Follow Up

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Along with filling out the application, part of applying is being a neurotic obsessive-compulsive person and following up. But don’t get too crazy calling the business hourly; you don’t want to be a stage five clinger.

“I almost didn’t get the internship but I was very persistent in following up with the person in charge of applicants and there ended up being a spot opening which they offered to me,” said Sarina Kazandjian, a junior at the University of Florida who interned for Morgan Stanley.

Maybe you’re the big man on campus, but as an intern candidate, you’re just another resume. You can’t walk out of the interview and think that you immediately have the internship, nor that they will remember every little thing about you. It’s a necessity to follow up after your interview in order to make sure they remember your name.

“I always feel that someone who interviews for a job, whether it’s an internship or a regular job, should follow up with an email. It demonstrates a level of maturity and shows respect for the employer’s time,” said Jody Falyman, project manager of website Mr. Food Test Kitchen.

Check out our thank you note guide for how to write your email. Through this email or thank you letter you should show appreciation that the interviewer took the time to meet you. Continue by selling yourself a little more and highlighting some of your key skills. You should conclude the letter by reiterating your appreciation and saying you look forward to hearing back.

Now go out there and find the internship of your dream–and land the position.

Leigha is a Sophomore at University of Florida studying Sports Management with a minor is Mass Communications. She loves to write and hopes to pursue her dreams in sports writing.

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