How do you land an internship? Ask computer science major Chelsy Simran ’20. She’s a software engineering intern at Mastercard in San Francisco, working with the operations and technology team.
Pay attention in your intro classes. Performing well in an interview falls back to the fundamentals you develop in your first few intro classes. Ask questions and make sure you’re getting the material down.
Attending a school like USF gives you the opportunity to connect with people on a personal level. Take advantage of this! If you see a professor working on something that sparks your interest, introduce yourself and ask for an opportunity to get involved.
If you have enough space in terms of course load, pursue a minor. It can open up different career paths for you and demonstrate your versatility and work ethic to your potential employers. Depending on the minor you choose, you’d also be equipped with different skills that allow you to communicate with people outside of your realm of expertise, which makes your application stronger to an employer.