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post #46 of 49
I can definitely understand that. My view may be skewed from experiencing hyper-competitiveness, but I don't think it's necessarily the right idea to say just because someone doesn't get an offer that you should attribute it to lack of hustle and preparation. My apologies for coming across as a douche.
post #47 of 49
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Lots of effort and some dumb luck -- as a sophomore, I emailed dozens of people in the industry in which I was interested, and one happened to have an opening in his group because an employee had just quit. I got hired for the summer, asked back for the next, and then was offered a full-time job.

This seems like what I have to do this upcoming semester as a college sophomore.

I'm assuming they'll (the people I contact) already assume I don't know much about their respective fields, so how do I go about contacting them in an appropriate manner?

PS - By that^, I mean how do I not make it 120% obvious I want a job/internship?
post #48 of 49
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This seems like what I have to do this upcoming semester as a college sophomore.

I'm assuming they'll (the people I contact) already assume I don't know much about their respective fields, so how do I go about contacting them in an appropriate manner?

PS - By that^, I mean how do I not make it 120% obvious I want a job/internship?
If I were you, I would go back and read my first post in the thread...it's the best advice I've got on that...get out and among kiddo...speaking as an employer, we ALWAYS notice the incredibly few students who make that effort, and we pretty much always ignore the literally hundreds of CVs the come in when we advertise or when we make an internship availability known.
post #49 of 49
I had an engineering job waiting for me upon graduation.

I interned and blew them away. I got the intern job just from a college job fair though. My roommate had worked in their shop through high school wiring panels and was interning so he suggested I talk to them.
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