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Career Development & Internships


If you are not interested in the internship but are made an offer, express your refusal (over the phone, in most cases) without sounding too negative.  Again, a brief thank-you letter to the interviewer after a verbal refusal, which thanks them for their time and the offer is appropriate.

If you receive an offer and are willing to accept, do not delay.  Call the employer promptly with your decision and find out exactly when, where, and to whom you should report for your first day.  Follow with a letter expressing your enthusiasm and eagerness to join the organization.


Assessing your interview immediately or soon after the completion of the interview will help strengthen your interviewing skills.  This worksheet will help you organize your thoughts about your interview experience. Name of

  • Employer
  • Interview Date
  • What went well?
  • What would you strengthen?
  • How would you strengthen this?
  • What caught you off guard—“stumpers,” never before encountered questions?
  • What did I hope to get out of this interview?
  • Did I accomplish this?
  • What do I want to include in my thank-you letter?
  • What is the next step in the process—when/how will I be contacted, second interviews, follow-up?
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