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What sets apart one internship applicant from another?

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I am in the process of applying for a summer internship with a recording studio. I was hoping that you experienced folks could lend me some advice with my application.

There is at least one other thread here mentioning how to best behave on the job, which has been a great, helpful read. But what is the best way to first get the internship, in your opinion? What, essentially, is a studio owner/manager/all-powerful-person-making-the-selection looking for in an applicant?

(I am thankfully a college student, which seems to be an essential application point, although I am sure it's not everything).

Again, any insight would be greatly appreciated!


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TheFraz Tue, 04/08/2008 - 16:53
You do.
Phone them. Make them know who you are. Get a studio tour. Show them why you are better then the other people applying.
Applications and resumes are an easily ignored request for some ones time. It is far easier to just straight up phone or email the person you want to hire you. Most studio owners are very proud of their studios and love to show them off. This is a perfect oportunity to not only get a great look at the facilities, but you get to spend some one on one time with the owner or manager.

This is not your typical industry. You have to make and "exploit" your connections.

Even if it does not land you a job, it gets you much further then having your application thrown in the trash.