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Internship Cover Letter and Resume Help?

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Salutations,

So my dad has been in corporate finance for a long (read: LONG) time and has come to the conclusion that he knows all there is to know about internships across the board. Having tried to explain to him the differences between the two industries, and not really getting a positive response, I'd kinda like another opinion. Unfortunately, my parents [i]really [/i]want me to get an internship this summer, but given that 1) I am a freshman in college, 2) I have no previous work to show as proof of my abilities, and 3) it's the game industry (enough said), I feel there is a……slim at best chance of landing anything anywhere. Anyways, I've included a generic cover letter and resume. If people have comments about anything mentioned in here or in the doc's, please let me know. I'd appreciate any feedback.

Connor

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As a personal experience, it is hard to get a job, or internship, in the games industry if you don't have anything to show. Nothing is impossible of course, but don't expect a triple A studio to take you under its wings and learn you to stuff they want you to know. The problem probably is that more people that might have something to show, also want that internship spot and they are likely to pick them over someone who hasn't got anything to show yet except for promises to work hard, which others will also put in their letters.

My advice: If you really want to do an internship this summer and you think you are proficient enough with java, perhaps do a small project. Make a small game or something similar so you have at least something to show. You have enough time until the summer to get something working.

The only other way, without showing work, I know off is networking. Get to know people in the industry that are able to vouch for you.

It will not be an easy task, but it's not impossible!

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