Starting Somewhere

Getting an internship

Getting your internship – standing out from the crowd

In a sea of people with similar skills how do you stand out? How do you let your personality shine but hide your digital dirt from companies. LinkedIn give us the scoop on a building a stellar profile, plus video interview tips to show your best side.

Hosts, Buffy Gorrilla and Ben Pawson, talk to companies about what they look for in interns, and we hear from interns who went there and got the gig, and we hear from some who did not.

How many applications should you send? 100? 20? Somewhere in the middle? We have two opinions. Now you’ve seen your dream gig, or five of them, how do you get your foot in the door? We take you from research through to interview success. We show you how to make the most of your experience, whatever it is, and how to portray it on your CV.

Although the big 4 Accountancy and management consultancy companies are not for everyone we hear from someone who went through the assessment centre and shares their insights.

Lastly, a psychologist guides us through dealing with rejection, and the isolating feelings it can bring.

And if you have any tips to share, experiences you want to get off your chest, send them all to: starting-somewhere@unimelb.com.au

We would love to hear from you.

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Contributors:

This episodes features contributions from the following people and organisations.

– Episode 3

Starting Somewhere

Supervising producer and
original concept

Dr Andi Horvath