Strategies That Will Help You Get a Computer Science Internship

Many companies are looking for interns who can build things and get things done in practice. Hopefully, this should align with your interests so that the answer becomes simple — start developing things!

Starting to create things does not mean you force yourself to do things you don’t like. For instance, don’t memorize Javascript if you don’t like web development. For people who are into cooking, they should go and piece together a recipe generator. There is no such thing as a dumb idea.

It is important to let people know you can create new things. You could be world’s best python master but no one would know if you never do anything with it. Therefore, don’t be afraid to show people what you can do. At the very least you’ll be able to demonstrate that you have what it takes to get things done.

Don’t miss your computer science classes, but don’t count on your grade to land you to an internship. Never before has what people have built mattered more than their grades. You need to show that you are a computer scientists who can make good product decisions, who is sensitive to the needs of the end user, and who has a track record of finishing projects.

References

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/07/26/looking-for-a-computer-science-internship-try-these-strategies/#1c21759e14a6

https://medium.com/make-school/how-to-land-your-first-tech-internship-and-become-a-software-engineer-532986334b40

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