"I can honestly say that I would recommend an internship to anyone, it forces you to get out of your comfort zone and grow as an individual."
"The best thing you can do to get an internship, specifically in software development, is to work on your own projects. Make a game. Make a website. Have an idea for a complex application and follow through..." ~ CSIS Intern, 2017
"Apply to internships early, don't wait. The earlier you apply the higher your chances are for getting an interview, expecially with the bigger companies." ~ CSIS Intern, 2018
"Do not get discouraged if you don't secure an internship right away, stay persistent and keep applying. When interning do things that might be out of your comfort zone, don't be afraid to ask questions but also be confident in your abilities." ~ Marketing Intern, 2018
"During your internship take initiative and a leadership role. Challenging yourself to take on additional tasks and learn new things is a great way to set yourself apart from other interns." ~ Finance/Economics Intern, 2018
"Treat your internship like a three-month interview...because that is what it is" ~ Finance Intern, 2017
"The internship gave me a real world experience and tested my knowledge in an environment that can't be replicated in the classroom" ~ CSIS intern
"I was initially nervous about working in a corporate office, but now I feel very confident in my abilities and know that I will be successful in whatever I choose to do. I'm grateful for this experience and the way I have grown professionally. The friendships and connections I've made will last the rest of my life, and I'm eager to see what the rest of life has in store for me."
"During the internship, I learned to solve problems independently and creatively... Now I have a clearer direction on my future academic and career plans and goals, and I feel more confident to compete in the job market."
"All in all, my internship experience was truly invaluable. It reassured me that I have indeed chosen the correct profession. I now know that accounting is both something that I enjoy but also something I can be successful in. I was concerned that all of the time I have spent studying would not translate to a real-world setting but I am now comfortable in the fact that this has been time well spent."