Internship Secured: The Most Effective Resume Trick
Summer is approaching, but you still haven’t managed to secure an internship? Worried you will waste another opportunity and graduate with a weak resume? It’s frustrating and often very scary, but not to worry.
One great trick that can have a similar impact on your resume as an internship which you can do immediately: participate in student competitions!
Organized by big international companies, student competitions are perfect opportunities for you to get creative and demonstrate your skills. For example, the iconic producer of Mercedes-Benz cars, the German brand Daimler, invites all students from all over the world to help them innovate and create their futuristic automobiles. There is no selection process for who can participate or not; you can sign up. Then, have fun and do your best to deliver innovative solutions and ideas with your team, who can be your best friends from university. Even if you are not a finalist, you can always add your participation in global competitions (like the one organized by the German company Daimler) to your resume as professional experience. A program like this or any other big company’s brand name will look impressive on your resume. You can find many great competitions on your HeySuccess Wall (just search competitions).
Your participation in student competitions alone is equivalent to a professional experience. You train in skills like innovative thinking, project management, teamwork, and presentation skill, to name a few. Dozens of HeySuccess users proved that this participation helped them impress other companies. In addition, they ended up with internship offers and job positions.
Everything above was about the impact of simply participating in student competitions. Just imagine the impact on your journey if these competitions or brands choose your solution. In addition to the distinct recognition by influential brands, all shortlisted candidates receive many other great prizes. From fully funded trips abroad to financial awards and even fellowships and job offers from those companies organizing the competition.
So participation in student competitions not only brings a powerful brand to your resume but also potentially tangible prizes, trips abroad, and great networking opportunities.
If you want to read about the other benefits of participating in student competitions, check out this blog story. The great news is that hundreds of student competitions are offered annually to students like you. Make sure you regularly check HeySuccess and set up notifications so that you will not miss any new updates from us.
And never forget that opportunity breeds opportunity; you will reap what you sow. If you do nothing about your career, resume, and experience and only hope that a magic traineeship or job offer appears from somewhere, you can’t expect much success.
Fortunately, thanks to HeySuccess and student competitions, you can start sowing the seeds of success immediately!
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