Well here it goes.
I am supposed to be graduating in May, on the basis that I will complete a 200 hour internship before August.
I will have a BA, Management major, IT minor, and am mostly interested in working with IT. Down the line, I hope to be a project manager of an IT related department.
Here’s the problem. I’m having the hardest time landing an internship. I had a few that I thought were really promising, which I did not hear back from (or have not yet).
One of them paid $15/hr and provided a furnished apartment in/around Chicago. This is key for me, because I have pretty much been financially independent all through college paying for everything by working and student loans. I have a lease here at school through the end of the summer and I cannot afford to pay 2 rents.
My brothers friend works for a IT company which I sent my resume to, and he spoke with one of the recruiters. They pretty much said “But he is a SPEA student, not IT.” Does my minor mean nothing?
Computer classes for my major:
The Computer in Business
Management Science (Excel based)
Computer classes for my minor:
Intro to Comp Science (algorithm design/SCHEME)
Intro to Software Systems (object oriented programming/JAVA)
Net Admin and Technologies (learn OSI model, net technologies, Win2000 server, Linux)
I’m also taken 2 ‘mini’ courses right now, one was CGI, one was Java.
I realize I am not completely proficient in all of the above skills, but I have working knowledge with all of them.
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions for me? Something I can do, or a good place to look for internships?
Right now, I am thinking worse case scenario, I stay here for the summer and take a couple Computer Science classes so that I am eligible for some aid, and try to get a part time job working for the Uni IT Services … and if I have to, use that as my internship.
I had hoped to land an internship that could/would lead to a job, but if I have to do it this way, I will have an even harder time finding a job.