re: How I Got an Internship in Software Development as a Computer Science student🎓 VIEW POST

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Assalamualaikum
You said that we should start applying for internships with the start of second year. What can we possibly learn and become so good at it in just one year? Please tell me that what you did in your first year. Did you do something other than your degree courses?

 

Walaikumassalam Hassaan,

Aside from my university studies, I tried to pursue other interests. I did a little bit of JavaScript work, and brushed up on HTML + CSS.

But honestly I wasn't doing a load of extra stuff. University and my job alone kept me very busy.

Remember that during the second year you'll be gaining new skills which you can also display to the employers. You don't need to be a master at everything - just work with what you know😊.

 

Thank you for your response! The last thing I want to know is that if I apply for an internship, let's say front-end web development or .Net desktop application development (that's what I can do a little bit), what will the employer be expecting from me as a second year university student?
Thanks in advance!

No problem!

The thing I've observed about employers taking on students is looking for genuine passion for the job, and the ability to display that you are a good fit for the job.

To address genuine passion, you could spend a little time outside of university reading a book or working through a course.

To show you are a good fit for the job, read the job specification carefully and pick out the skills they are looking for. A common one could be as simple as "working in a team" - you can bring any experience (even non-development) to back this up! For example, I talked about my part-time job in retail in detail, where I could demonstrate soft skills such as team working.

Good luck with the applications Hassaan!

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