Q: How can I get an engineering internship as a student?
Welcome to episode #27 of Engineering Career TV. The topic for this episode is how to get an engineering internship as a student.
I spend most of the Engineering Career TV episodes answering questions that have been submitted from engineers around the world on how to rapidly advance their careers and live the lives they want to live.
You can submit questions for the show by clicking here.
Let’s jump into today’s topic: how to get an engineering internship as a student, which is based on a question from Ishan, who asks the following:
Q: I’ve been listening to your podcast for a while now and have greatly benefited from it. I am sure it will help me become a better engineer. Here is my question: As an engineering student, what is the best way to go about finding an internship if I am not from a top tier university and have an average GPA?
How should I go about contacting companies I am interested in? I am in my third year of mechanical engineering.
A: The full answer can be seen in the Engineering Career TV video above, but here are a few of the main points:
- The best way to get an internship is to leverage your network.
- You must talk to everyone you know.
- A really powerful avenue to leverage is your alumni network.
- Find engineering graduates that want to help you to find that internship you are seeking.
Resources mentioned in today’s Engineering Career TV:
What questions do you have about getting an engineering internship as a student?
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success