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Computer Engineering at Dartmouth College21 days ago

Advice for this summer

I am a Junior studying computer engineering, and I don't know what I'm doing this summer.

I have applied to quite a few computer engineering internships (~50) and I have not even gotten any interviews. I am beginning to feel stressed about what I am going to do for the summer. Should I keep trying for internships or try to do research with a professor at my school and do a non-technical job on the side? I feel like I am qualified for many of the positions I am applying for, but never make it past the resume review.

I have talked to my career development office, but they just recommend cold messaging people on LinkedIn, which just feels so fake to me.

Any advice?

konpekiTechnical Program Manager 21 days ago
I'd maybe take a look at your resume and see if there's anything there that could me improved a bit to showcase more of your skills. Otherwise, I agree that LinkedIn messages can feel fake, but I don't think most people will interpret it that way. You'll get left on read a lot, but you only really need to connect with 1 or 2 people for it all to be worth it. Most people love helping other people out, so I say definitely keep trying!



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