The purpose of this database is to educate Wake Forest students on what sort of internship and work experiences in which their peers have participated, in the hope that students will reach out to one another to form informational relationships. All currently enrolled students are able to download the database.
The database is delivered in the form of an Excel file in Handshake containing a list of internships that Wake Forest students have offered to share. Included in the file is the contact information of the students who have held these internships. Once you’ve downloaded the file, you will need to click on the “Protected View” banner that appears. Then, you will need to click “Edit anyway” in order to have sorting and filtering ability.
Interested in contacting students about their internships? Set up a conversation much like an informational interview. Internship opportunities are more often found through networking than job-postings! Here are some quick guidelines.
- Send them a polite, formal email introducing yourself, telling how you found their information, and what interests you about their internship.
- Ask them if they would be willing to meet in person, on the phone, or answer questions over email about their experience.
- Don’t ask them for a reference for the position, or use their name in any application or interview process unless they give you permission to do so.
After you meet with the networking contact, be sure to follow up with a thank-you! Everyone loves a good hand-written note, and it’s great practice for when you network with employers!
Click here to download the Internship Database (a Handshake account is required).