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As the job market gets more and more competitive, internships and co-ops can put you ahead of the competition. But how to juggle an internship search with school assignments, projects, work and everything else? Here are tips on when to focus on internship applications:

When to look: Some companies hire interns up to a year in advance. At a fall career fair, recruiters are looking for interns for the next summer. At...

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Internships are your chance to get firsthand experience along with a taste for what the field will be like. Internships also let you try different disciplines. And they give you the chance to learn and make connections with those in your future field. If you’ve enjoyed a class or project in a particular area, look for an internship in that field.

Once you’ve made up your mind on what kind of internship to...

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Now that you’re at a career fair, here’s how to avoid the awkward silence when you meet potential employers at their booths. Remember: you’re both trying to gauge whether you’re a good fit for their company.

Recruiters might see hundreds of people a day at a fair. Here’s how to make that first impression count:

Customize your elevator pitch. It should be 15-30 seconds. Introduce yourself and explain your major. Describe the...

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As fall career fair season kicks into gear, recruiters will span the country seeking the next generation of talent. (We’d love to meet you: see where we’ll be this spring .) Here’s how you can prep before the fair’s doors open:

Research the companies on the attendees list and determine which you’re most interested in . Narrow your list to three to five and find out more about each company. Look at...

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