Before the internship

Before deciding on your internship, there are a lot of things to consider.

Before the internship

An internship calls for preparation 

To get the most out of your internship, which is an important part of your studies, you need to prepare for it. This preparation should start at the beginning of your studies and there are many things to be considered in the process.

Get a lot of good advice and ideas in connection with preparing your coming internship.

This section is primarily intended for students following Business Academy study courses at Seebladsgade and Boulevarden.

Internship - things to consider

During the first semesters, you should acquire an understanding of your professional profile.

  • What is the competence profile of your study programme?
  • What knowledge and competencies will you gain in the course of your studies?
  • What types of jobs do people with your qualifications typically get? What types of tasks do they typically carry out?

Your teachers can help you define your professional profile – for example, by clarifying the competences your qualifications provide you with. Furthermore, the internship supervisors in your department can tell you what types of internships former students have had, what types of companies they were in, and what tasks they carried out.

In addition to the professional competences that your course of studies provides you, with you also have to consider your personal skills, skills essential to understanding how you work in a professional setting and how do you tackle the various assignments you might be presented with.

It can be very difficult to put your skills into words. One way of doing it is to ask yourself questions such as the following:

  • What have you previously worked with, and what skills did you use then?
  • What interests do you have?
  • What personality type are you?
  • What do you want to do?

You should consider all of these things and write them down in a detailed, working CV that you update regularly, and the career counsellors can help you with this. Each semester, Career Counselling offers workshops and events where you will learn:

  • how to prepare your application materials;
  • how to make unsolicited job applications;
  • how to build and maintain a network, etc.

Check out upcoming career workshops here. 

In addition to many exciting career events, you can also book a counselling appointment with our career counsellors in Odense or Vejle.

Book an appointment with your career counsellor here.

You should also consider what you want to do:

  • What would you like to work with?
  • Where would you like to work?
  • What type of business?

Once you have a general idea of the direction in which you want to go, you should do a company search. Which companies are there within your area of interest?

When it comes to company search, you can search the web or business databases and you can ask your teachers and your internship supervisor for advice.

Career Counselling can also give you a list of companies that have previously accepted interns from your study programme. Perhaps some of the companies would like another intern, or perhaps you might feel inspired to make unsolicited applications to similar companies.