College freshmen used to think about exploring their interests, figuring out their major, or just how to manage their time while carrying a full load of courses and establishing a social life. Life has changed. I recently spoke on a career panel at the University of California at Berkeley, in front of an audience of freshman and sophomore chemistry
students. Yes, they wanted to hear about the entrepreneurial career path, which is why I was invited to participate. But the burning question was far more tactical: what exactly do I need to do, right now, so that I will be able to get a job when I graduate?
are already worried about becoming boomerang kids. I was floored.
And that’s where you come in. Many of these students believe that their path to a good job starts with an internship. Maybe with you. And this is the time of year they’re starting to look seriously, and maybe even interview, for internships over the summer.