Intern in freshman year? I'm korean.

Hi, I'd like to get an internship in freshman year so I can experience the field and get used to dealing with people. I think internship is the best coice for me but I'm going to Wisconsin this JANUARY and I already feel it's kinda NOT EASY for me to get an internship as a freshman, korean. Internship in summer.
I need your advice. What is the first thing to do to get an internship? Intern

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Oct 19, 2018

Look for internship postings online (Indeed, LinkedIn), make a nice cover letter, and resume then apply.

Oct 19, 2018

If the thread is so stupid to you, provide a constructive opinion and help de-stupify the OP. We were all born ignorant.

Oct 19, 2018

Cast a super wide net. Its best to get a finance internship (obviously) but you can spin almost anything from your freshmen year into a why IB story. Don't be afraid of unpaid internships either (if your parents can afford it). There is a very good cold emailing tutorial on WSO. I would think that you should be able to snag something if you start emailing people now. Also get an English name if you already haven't.

lastly, do not go back to Korea for an internship unless it is an extremely high profile name (GS/MBB Korean branch). Even if it is GS/MBB, people know that Asian kids get those internships through their parent's relationships so I would prefer a no name finance shop in the States. Shows that you can work with Americans.

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May 15, 2019

Got an internship from Chicago. Casting a wide network has by far served me extremely well. Thanks for your advice.

May 15, 2019

But why do you think I need an English name? Well I have one, which is Glenn (took it from Glenn Frey in the Eagles), people that I have met here in Milwaukee are saying I don't need one.

Any specific reasons for English name please?

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May 16, 2019

Why does it matter that you're Korean?

May 16, 2019

Oh, it's because I'm gonna need H-1B Visa sponsor to further stay in the states to work.
I heard this issue can be an obstacle more or less for the companies in hiring process. That's what I'm worried about.

May 16, 2019

What up Korean!?

May 16, 2019

Ssup.

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May 16, 2019

Are you a single good looking female too? Hollaback and we'll talk about some potential positions.

May 16, 2019

Well, I'm a male. unfortunately(?)

May 17, 2019
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