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Mudd Library, Princeton University: Jen Sharp

Here is some helpful advice from Jen Sharp about ARM internships:

Hey everyone,

This summer I will be interning at Princeton University's Mudd Library. The Mudd houses the University Archives and the Public Policy Papers.

A few months ago I made a list of all the internships I was interested in and noted all the deadlines on my calendar. Somehow, though, the date I wrote down for the Mudd internship was actually two weeks beyond the deadline. I discovered this error less than a week before I had to have all the materials in, and was contemplating not applying. I wrote to the Mudd asking a couple of questions and ended up having a good email conversation with the person who would eventually hire me. Turns out he and another person on the hiring committee are both SI grads. They both also worked at the Bentley, as I do. I decided I had to go for it. Luckily my resume was already in good shape. All I really had to do was write the cover letter. Tonya was awesome and read it over for me even though we were on break and she wasn't technically working.

Amazingly, the search was really was that simple. The most difficult part was getting one of my professors to actually send in the recommendation she promised she'd write (it got there two weeks late). Soon after I had a half hour phone interview. A week later I was offered the position.

Finding jobs/internships is all about networking. I'm sure the connections with SI helped me out. Either way, I can't wait to get started!

Jen (jsharp@umich.edu)

Posted by choidh at April 6, 2006 01:54 PM

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