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You wake up from your dream in a pool of sweat. The dream was terrifying — a detailed and surreal scene of you living with your parents at age 34. Your mom sits on the velvet couch across from dreamland 34-year-old you, one hand wrapped around a gin and tonic, the other dabbing at her tear-drenched eyes while she bawls about how successful you could be and how much further you could have gone in life if you hadn’t missed those college internship deadlines.
You lie in your sweaty pool and contemplate the expanse of chalky and cracked ceiling directly above your bed. “Ceiling,” you ask. “Am I gonna be okay? I’ll be just fine this summer if I don’t find a career-oriented and intellectually engaging internship. Right?” The ceiling says nothing back to you.
You think about your friend who has their own website and a banging LinkedIn page. You know it's your time to shine, but you have nowhere to start. Luckily enough for you, Cy Neff from The Daily Tar Heel has assembled a few tips on how to make sure opportunity comes knocking at your door…