INTERNSHIPS

FOR THOSE WHO KNOW

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

If you’re one of the (few!) lucky ones, then you’re confident you know which sector or job role you’d like to start on with your career journey, so an internship is the best next step for sure. An internship is a great way to get that practical experience, connections and industry knowledge that will set you up for that dream job you’re looking for, so how do you land your perfect internship?

TIP #1 DON’T PAY ORGANISATIONS TO

SOURCE YOUR INTERNSHIP

I don’t have time or I don’t have the connections are just a few of the lines we hear when we ask people why they’ve paid a third party provider to source them an internship, but would you tell that to a future employer? By getting a third party internship provider to find you a placement you’re missing out on the critical future skills of learning how to source and secure the role you’re looking for, and in the age of our ever connected digital world there are no excuses.

TIP #2 CHECK OUT OUR CORKSCREW THINKING

GUIDE TO INTERNSHIPS

In an increasingly competitive employment pool you’re going to need to be creative, driven and take the initiative to get the internship you want, you’re going to need to adopt a Corkscrew Thinking mindset. Our Corkscrew Thinking Guide to Internships will teach you the tips and tricks to not only source a placement that matches your goals and values, but also how to increase your chances of securing the position by amplifying your professional profile and relevant skills.

TIP #3 TRY TO FIND YOURSELF A

CAREER COACH

More people are choosing to work with career coaches than ever before to help them navigate their professional journey, from helping them uncover their true values and goals to ensure they’re looking at all options and from as many viewpoints as possible. Coaches can come in many different forms from career counsellors at college to family friends, the key thing is to look for someone that is unbiased and can help you work through a range of scenarios without leading you.

TIP #4 REMEMBER TO ENJOY YOUR

PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

In a world with such an array of choice, and one that changes at an ever accelerating pace, it’s very unlikely that you’re be in the same role or job for your entire professional life. With this in mind remember that it’s important to enjoy the journey and not focus too much on the end point. Each connection you make and role that you take (however short) should act as a learning environment to take you onto the next opportunity, make sure you #OWNYOURFUTURE.

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