Business: Mid-summer check-ins
July 9, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources
As we march towards the halfway point in the summer, I want to encourage you to reflect on how the first half has gone and what you can do to make the most of your remaining weeks. If you haven’t already, make sure you set up a check-in with your designated supervisor and/or mentor for your current summer experience. Solicit feedback from them to understand what’s going well and what could be improved between now and the end of the summer. If you’re at an internship that offers full-time offers, ask if you’re performing at a level where previous interns have received returning offers.
Do you have a lot of time on your hands and/or more capacity than expected? Have a conversation about other responsibilities and projects that you can take on! Make the most of the opportunities that you have access to by talking about what kind of projects interest you and/or how you would like to grow in specific areas.
If you’ve already been a part of some really cool projects, don’t forget to put them on your resume! Your resume is a living document that will continuously be updated and edited as you accumulate new experiences, now and in the future. Do future you a favor and work on your resume as you go, instead of waiting until the night before a deadline to do it.
Here are some other things to note:
- If you are interested in consulting, the first round of deadlines for McKinsey and BCG are coming up (July 19 and July 16, respectively). Only apply for the early round if you feel ready, especially since there will be a quick turnaround for interviews; if you don’t feel ready, apply for a later round.
- If you are a rising junior that’s participating in finance recruiting, know that summer 2022 applications are live for: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Barclays, UBS, etc. Remember that these applications are rolling, so the earlier you can get them in, the better.
- If you haven’t already, please fill out our Summer Plans 2021 survey (new window); it will only take a few minutes to complete! This information will be a valuable tool for us as we work to help you all achieve your career goals.
In the midst of everything going on, I hope you’re all getting in some much-deserved rest and relaxation! Don’t forget that it’s still summertime!
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