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NFI Internship: Know Thyself
Step 1: Self-Discovery & Assessment
Assess your skills, strengths, interests, and values. BE HONEST! Make a detailed list – recognize what makes you a unique candidate and be ready to communicate this to a prospective employer (refer to your Personal Development Plan).
Update your resume using this list. Use your power words and examples of skill application. Use industry-specific language. (HINT – set the internship/job description beside your resume.) Be able to connect the dots for the employer from the job requirements to you.
What interests, skills, or talents do you want to use or learn in your internship? Is your internship a vehicle to be used to:
- base a decision on an academic major?
- try out a particular career field?
- acquire broad exposure to an industry?
- develop specific skills?
- improve foreign language skills?
- explore a new culture or geographical area?
- earn money?
What are the timing, location, financial/housing considerations important TO YOU for your internship?