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Student Blog: Landing my internship with Armani

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Student Blogger: Jenny, Class of 2013, Double major - Marketing & Studio Art

Hi everyone! Today I am guest blogging for the Career Education Center (aka, CEC) about my new internship this fall.  I am also an Office Assistant here at the CEC and I am taking this time to tell you how I found and landed my Retail Internship at Emporio Armani through CareerLink. I am not saying this because I work at the CEC but because I truly believe that CareerLink is such a wonderful resource for internship and job postings.

Logging into CareerLink, I went to the jobs database and filtered the search with Retail, Retail & Sales, and Sales & Marketing under "Employer Category" and Internship under "Job Category." This produced a list of live internship posts, which is where I came across the Armani internship. I then contacted the employer directly as stated in the application instructions.
Before I applied, I made sure my resume and cover letter were at their best. I used the Career Toolkit and talked to the career coaches to get feedback and also did a practice interview. Writing and editing both resume and cover letter took time but it was worth it in the end. It was during my interview that the Armani manager told me he was very impressed with my cover letter!
The CEC resources have definitely been a major help during this time. If you are in the process of looking for new opportunities, I highly recommend checking CareerLink, where dozens of new postings are added each week, then meeting with one of the career coaches to get feedback!

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Photo: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani