Well, it’s that time of year, ladies and gents. Time to polish up the resume, fire up the browser, and start my search for a summer internship. There’s a lot more pressure to get an internship I’ll really love this year because it’s my last opportunity. After this I’m going to have to find a Real Job. (AHH!)

If you’ve been lurking around for the past few months, you’ll know I spent my summer in California working for Yahoo! and absolutely LOVED it. The thing is though, now that I’ve had such an amazing experience, finding one to match or exceed it is proving to be one heck of a challenge! I learned a lot about what I’m looking for in a future career, but at the same time I’m having a hard time finding things to fit into that mold! I’d love to work for an Internet company. I’d love to do stuff with social sites. I’d love to be able to apply my school knowledge to work.

So where does that leave me? I’ve been digging around for a position that’s something along the lines of “community management” as well as some more <acronym =”human-computer interaction”>HCI</acronym>-type jobs like user interface/user experience design, but they’re hard to come by! Some companies don’t seem to have gotten the hint that UI stuff is pretty darned important! And I’m not talking about small start-ups either. I’m talking the big guns. No UI internships at all. What’s that about?

Needless to say, I’m feeling kind of frustrated and anxious. Does this mean I’m going to have as difficult a time finding a Real Job?? I’m not going to get too stressed out just yet. I know it’s only October. But still, the clock is ticking!

How about you? What are your plans for the summer?