How to secure that summer internship, and then make the most of it

- The time is now for those college and high school students to start applying for summer internships.

Erin L. Perry joins us on The Nine with some insight as to what parents and kids need to know about the process. She's the coordinator of the Detroit Free Press Summer Apprenticeship Program. You can hear her tips by watching the segment in the video player above, or read some of them below.

5 STEPS TO SECURE AN INTERNSHIP
Scrub/clean up your social profiles
Join professional organizations to network
Check bulletin boards, online job boards and company websites - early
Develop and practice your "perfect pitch" (cover letter, résumé, other materials, mock interview talking points)
Follow up with the hiring manager and others after your interview

5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
Connect with supervisors, mentors, colleagues and peers
Study your discipline-and others
Share excellent ideas
Challenge and outdo yourself
Stay in touch after the internship ends

CAREER ADVICE RESOURCES
linkedin.com
businessinsider.com
themuse.com
mashable.com

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