Plead to men in science related professions

  • rbtorres91

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    Apr 14, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    I'm a Jr in college and I'm afraid that I have missed a ton of deadlines for internships and I was hoping against all odds that someone on here might be able to pull some strings and allow me to work for them. It doesn't even have to be a paid position, what I really need is the experience. If you think you might be able to help me in any way or point me in the right direction please drop me a line. This is a genuine post, please be considerate. I will gladly talk to anyone that replies.

    Thank you.
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    Apr 14, 2012 1:50 PM GMT
    I've heard a ton of people apply for internships and how some places are really strict in their rules. I'm not really sure why someone would consider (or favour someone) like yourself just because they post on RJ.

    Have you tried talking with any of your professors or places with internships to get their opinions or see if there are any opportunities with them?

    Sorry to say, but if the deadlines have all passed, then you might be out of luck. Take this as a learning opportunity. If it's possible, see what the qualifications were to get into these programs. Until the next round of applications happen, you have all that time to prepare. It's really competitive out there now. Just because you like science sometimes might not cut it. You may need to show it with your grades and/or even extra-curricular activities.
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:35 PM GMT
    How hot are you and what are you willing to do for me?
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    Our internships are competitive. Even if you get the degree, you may not get the internship. You're young, you have time icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    You don't specify what kind of "science" you have studied or are interested in. That might help to narrow things down.

    Although it is indeed too late for almost any formal internship program this summer, you might look at industries with seasonal needs. For example, food processing plants often need to take on a lot of temporary workers in the summer, and usually have a few q/a and process control jobs.

    Or you could start hanging out with that crazy old Doc Brown out on the edge of town. And there always seems to be something happening up at Dr. Furter's castle on the hill.
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    Apr 15, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    rbtorres91 said and I'm afraid that I have missed a ton of deadlines for internships



    Probably not a good point to bring up when you are trying to sell yourself.
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    Apr 15, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Here's another thought: If you can't get into an internship, use the summer to do some kind of research project on your own. Many of the greats got started that way. Keep good notes and write it up formally. And/or create a web site. A package that you can link to your resume. In today's world, even if you can't find a specific mentor, there ought to be some appropriate social networking site (i.e. not this one) for support and feedback.
  • FredMG

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    Apr 15, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    rbtorres91 said and I'm afraid that I have missed a ton of deadlines for internships



    Probably not a good point to bring up when you are trying to sell yourself.


    +1

    This is a good time to check out your college's resources for planning and job assistance. You may want to read something like "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and start setting priorities. Because meeting deadlines is important and setting reminders on your computer, phone or even the old paper way is a critical skill that employers value.

    I for one have to be out the door before 6am in the morning so I can get field work started by 9:30. If you're late, you'll miss the ride, if the crew has to wait for you you're making everybody late, and it's not just your lost "man hour" but sometimes 6 lost man hours in a day because one person was late. I really don't have the time to coddle anyone who can't show up on time and do their fair share of work.