Tuesday 30 October 2018

How to find the best internship while studying at ESSEC

Finding an internship while being a student at ESSEC requires good strategy and a clear vision of your future, but with some good insider tricks you can really boost your chances!

1. Book an appointment with ESSEC Career Center

If you’re reading this article you are probably a student at ESSEC, and if you’re lucky enough to be enrolled in one of the top business school in the world why not using one of the greatest services ESSEC offers: career consulting.

"Never understimate the importance of talking to experts"
Here you will get unique insights regarding the industry and the top skills required. You can easily book on MyESSEC a 1h meeting with a career booster in consulting, finance or maybe luxury and dramatically increase your chances of getting the internship you want!

2. Networking

Now that you have the best insights on a company or on an industry, you still need to gather internal information from that company. This will help you say and do the things the HR expects from you. But how can you get this kind of exclusive insights? Luckily, being at ESSEC means being part of a family, and you can always search on LinkedIn some ESSEC alumni who worked for the company you like and send them a message. In addition to this, you will have access to an incredible database of alumni experiences that you can consult every time to gather useful information.

3. Career fairs

Being enrolled in the 4th MiM worldwide (Financial Time ranking 2018) means that top employers are naturally attracted by you, and they will come multiple times a year to the Campus in order to present their company, their values and their working opportunities.

"Sometimes you will find 10 applicants for 1 single position"
Company presentations and fairs at ESSEC are happening every week. Dress elegantly, print some CVs and start networking!

4. CV and Cover Letter

Now that you gathered so much information, both internally and externally, it’s time to fine tune your CV. Technically, you should have a CV that highlights the specific top skills required for each job you’re applying for. For what concerns the cover letter, don’t forget that it is nothing more than your “selling pitch”, meaning that you need to use it to “sell yourself” and your skills and to show why you’re so unique between the other applicants. You can find very useful career suggestions on the MyESSEC Career Center.

5. Apply!

Very often, applying on LinkedIn means being 1 in 1'000 applicants, thus lowering your possibilities of getting noted by a large extent. Do you know that on average, an HR takes only 6.25 seconds to screen your CV (even though, it still takes 2 full hours to screen 1’000 applicants)? Much better to apply through Job Teaser, the ESSEC Career Service portal. Here you will find exclusive opportunities from partner companies that are carefully selected for ESSEC’s students.
"You're the perfect fit for our company...Welcome aboard!"

6. Prepare your Interview

Now that you have your interview you finally have the opportunity to show your skills and why you’re the best candidate. If you want exclusive insights on how to crack your job interview, write us a comment and we will prepare another article on this!

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