As a junior in the business school, I have been extremely worried about what I will be doing this summer. Some people classify the summer after your junior year as one of the most important summers in your career. Why? Well, because if you land a good internship and do a good job during those 10 weeks, the employer can potentially extend you a full-time offer before you even start your senior year. Imagine starting off senior year knowing that you have a job lined up when you graduate. Yeah, I like that scenario as well.
Resume and cover letter submissions started in October/November of last year, but internship recruiting got intense in January. There were certain days in which I had a networking event and more than one interview. Most of the interviews are behavioral at this point, so I got a lot of “Tell us about a time when…” type of questions. While some people think behavioral questions are easier than technical questions, I would have to disagree. Behavioral questions are tricky because they evaluate how you see yourself and how you deal with difficult situations.
A question I got more than three times was regarding my personal experience with projects and how I dealt with managing my time schedule. Every time I was asked this question, I always thought of my time with Micro Consulting for North Carolina. Although I’ve had internships and jobs before, nothing compares to MCforNC. At MCforNC, you’re responsible for your projects, making your own timelines, and completing all of it; something that I feel has better prepared me for the real world. With MCforNC, you have people that guide you in the right direction; however, at the end it’s up to you. I’m so proud of what I’ve accomplished not only for MCforNC but also for myself. Talking about my experience with time and project management has impressed high level executives because they are not used to students having this type of responsibility. I’m happy to say that working with MCforNC helped me land the amazing internship I have lined up for this summer.