NC State Internships Questions & Answers

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How do I make a good impression with the leaders at my internship?

Be willing to work [even longer than required and even if you don't get paid]. Also, be willing to learn, meaning be teachable. Be eager... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

There are some awesome websites out there like indeed and Thats always the first place that I look. Otherwise check out... (more)Read 7 Answers
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What makes a good final portfolio for an internship?

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Is it possible to pick up winter break internships? Does anyone have experience in this regard?

Winter break is shorter, so the internship will likely have to spill over into the next semester. However, it's possible to do if you... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is an unpaid internship worthwhile?

If it gives you experience then yes! Even if it's unpaid, you are making connections in your industry which has immense value. (more)Read 7 Answers
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What has been your experience with turning an unpaid or paid internship into an actual paying job? Tips?

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Is an international internship experience better than a domestic one or vice-versa?

It depends on what you are doing! I did an international internship experience because I had just finished studying abroad and so was... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Are online internships worth it? What are the pros and cons?

I find online internships are totally worth it. It helps you to discipline yourself and hold yourself responsible for your own time and... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What are people's experiences with internships abroad?

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Any tips for writing a good internship reflection essay?

This largely depends on your assignment, but I recommend being honest and really digging deep. Most people will simply write about the... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How should people go about getting involved in internships and/or research opportunities during the academic ear?

You should ask your professors if they know of any opportunities. Also, see if there is a research/community outreach office on your... (more)Read 4 Answers
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When should someone start looking for their first internship?

As soon as you can and as soon as you are ready. I started looking for internships my junior year and I felt that it was a good time for... (more)Read 2 Answers
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I’m thinking about interning during the semester, but I’m worried about taking on too much. Is the interning experience worth having less time to dedicate to school?

Both interning and academics are equally important. But I would encourage you to take on the internship, because although good grades are... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What are the best ways to balance school and internship work- I'm feeling overwhelmed!

If possible, keep your internship work for the office and school work for after hours. In other words, get as much intern work done as... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What should I bring for my first day at my new internship?

The number one thing is a lunch and snacks. Going into an internship, you don't know the lunch situation or if it will be easy to go buy... (more)Read 4 Answers
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I'm currently in an unpaid internship that I only need credit for one semester, but my supervisor would like me to continue for another semester. I wanted to at first, so I said yes, but things have gotten rocky so I don't really want to anymore. How can I quit gently?

First and foremost you should talk to your supervisor as well as your human resources representative. If you are uncomfortable with... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What are some ways I can tell if an unpaid internship is worth my time?

Think through all of the skills that you anticipate learning in the position. Since you won't be paid, experience is what you're getting... (more)Read 3 Answers
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I really want a specific internship, but they only allow students to participate in it for college credit. This would mean enrolling in an internship course and paying extra tuition for the additional unit. Is it worth it to get the experience?

Absolutely! A little bit of extra tuition for the experience of a lifetime? And all the connections you'll make? Usually enrolling for... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I'm finding that I am not being challenged or getting the most out of my internship. How can I change this?

If you feel that you're not being challenged, ask your supervisor if you can take on some extra work. If you're taking on more work... (more)Read 3 Answers
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I'm worried about what my internship supervisor will write about me in her end-of-semester review. I think I'm doing well, but she's very harsh. How can I ensure that she writes about me in a good light?

I think this is a worry that many people on internship have! Don't feel alone. If you're concerned about how she's going to review you --... (more)Read 1 Answer

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