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I just got an internship that will allow me to graduate in April.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by readyandwilling, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. readyandwilling

    readyandwilling New Member

    How soon would you guys recommend I start applying for jobs?
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Seriously, you don't want to be graduating now. I graduated two years ago and wish I was still in school. Congrats on the internship.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Start applying now, and if this what you want to do, stop listening to the idiots telling you it can't be done.
  5. readyandwilling

    readyandwilling New Member

    Thanks. I haven't worked this hard not to at least give it a shot. I just wonder

    if employers would give me a serious look if I don't graduate until April.
  6. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    They certainly won't give you any kind of look if you don't apply.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Is that a question?
  8. readyandwilling

    readyandwilling New Member

    Oops. I meant I'm just wondering if employers would give me a serious look yet,

    or if I should wait a while.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    What's going to happen if you apply now with a cover letter stating you'll be available in April?

    "Man, this kid is planning ahead and showing initiative. That's the last thing we want in a reporter. Blacklist him!"
  10. golfnut8924

    golfnut8924 Guest

    May as well start applying now for two reasons...

    1.) It will likely take you that long to land a job. Given the current status of the industry and the fact that you're a newbie, it may be a long search.

    2.) It will give you all that time to sharpen your interview skills, improve your cover letter pitch, etc. etc.
  11. readyandwilling

    readyandwilling New Member

    Fair enough. Thanks for the advice, guys

  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What kind of internship is it? When will it start? I say dive into your intership first and maybe the bosses there will know of some openings or can at least be solid references. That could be your best chance of entry into a job, so I say wait a bit.
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