BackWhat To Do If I Don’t Have A Summer Internship? Freelancer Edition

What To Do If I Don’t Have A Summer Internship? Freelancer Edition

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Breaking down how to do the gig economy successfully.

Why limit yourself to one summer experience when you can potentially have several? Getting an internship kind of puts you in a box, a routine of sorts, and not necessarily a good one. Besides, the past year has impacted company’s budgets and their ability to take on new talent. That’s not on you. So why wait for next semester to add to your resume when you can start freelancing with Pangea.app? 

The idea of freelancing as a college student may sound intimidating, but you can thrive with the help of Pangea.app and a little self-motivation. That, I promise you. 

Set Up You Profile

If you don’t have one already, you’ll first want to create an account using your university email (.edu or .ca). Once you’re in you’ll want to beef up your profile -- adding your headshot, writing an introduction, and carefully selecting your interests. The beauty about choosing what you’re interested in means you’ll be able to take on roles that will let you decide if you really would want to be in a certain industry in the long run. 

But the beauty of this process? You can reach out to as many clients as you want. And the secret? You should.

Apply To Gigs

Once your profile is all set up and looking fire, you can start applying to gigs. Now, the company on the other end of the process is your potential client. We call them a client and not an employer for legal reasons that you really wouldn’t be interested in. But the beauty of this process? You can reach out to as many clients as you want. And the secret? You should, especially since these opportunities are remote – which means no commute! 

That might sound crazy, but strength in numbers, right? If you’re applying to less than a dozen jobs on Pangea.app then you’re doing it wrong. That might make your eyebrows crawl past your hairline, but not every client has the same response time and not every client is offering the same amount of hours that you can work. The more hours you work, the more money you’ll make – a simple equation. My point: if you see a job you like or in your field of interest, don’t be shy, apply! 

Set Your Schedule

As a freelancer, you can decide what your hours are and how you want to divide them up. If you end up getting multiple offers (go you!) you can decide which gigs you want to take and which ones might not be the best fit for you. All these experiences will allow you to see where you are at the end of the summer and evaluate if you want to keep going or if it’s time to change direction. 

Seeing this article is a sign to sign up for Pangea.app now and start applying!

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