With companies going full office mode and the recent market conditions, it has become difficult for college students to crack off-campus work from home internships. So how can you stand out from the crowd?
1. Build a portfolio: Build your own portfolio. It can be a website, a notion document, or a presentation that showcases why you're the right fit for a specific role. If you want to see my portfolio, you can directly mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although I will be posting more content on LinkedIn related to portfolio creation.
2. Create content: I've personally seen people getting high-paid internships because of their personal branding. Getting initial traction is difficult, but it helps a lot if you're consistent enough.
3. Build a product (preferred for product-related roles): Building a product is definitely going to help one get decent product roles. It doesn't have to be a top-notch app or something of that sort. A basic app or a website built on no-code tools will definitely help.
4. Cold messaging: Here comes the grunt work :p. Try reaching out to as many relevant folks on LinkedIn as possible. Try conveying to them why you're the right fit for the role.
Do let me know what are your views on this in the comment section.