/ Asked by Mike
What are the chances I'll actually receive a job offer following my internship? I'm working really hard and love the company where I'm interning. Should I make it known with my current manager that I want a job here after my internship?
Answered by Nell, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Yes, you should absolutely let your manager know that you would love a fulltime opportunity at the company that you are interning. You should also let the HR/Campus Recruiter and HR Business Partner know that you would love an opportunity at that company. Every company is different in regards to whether or not they will extend an offer to an intern. Many company’s adversities that in the initial internship posting. The best thing you can do is be vocal about your interest in the company. Remember to be vocal and let them know that you are interested in opportunities that they have, but don’t overdo it and flood them with meetings, emails and phone calls. You should be able to get a good sense of where the opportunities are in the company after you talk to HR and your manager. I always recommend keeping your options open. Be sure to be looking at other companies for opportunities as well, so that you don’t have all your eggs in one basket. Also be sure to utilize your college’s career services department. Best of luck to you!

Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The answer to that question really depends on a couple of factors.  First and foremost, you need to find out if the company where you are currently interning using its intern program as a platform for early talent hiring or if it is just a successive program providing a set type of support to the full-time employees.  If this company does make a practice of hiring interns into full time roles, you most definitely need to make your manager aware of the fact that you want to work him/her full-time at the conclusion of your internship.  I would also suggest making sure that you have a developmental conversation with your assignment manager – if you have not had one already – to ensure that your beliefs about your performance mirrors his or her beliefs about your performance. 
 When you have your meeting, make sure you have organized your thoughts and are able to articulate how you have been meeting the expectations of your assignment, your plan for continuing to meet those expectations, where you have gone above and beyond in your performance and why you want to work for the company.  Be cognizant of what your OFIs (Opportunities for Improvement) are and discuss with your manager what s/he sees as your OFIs and put together a plan to execute those improvements.  Finally make sure to update your resume with your current internship and be ready to interview for a full-time position.  Best of Luck!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I would absolutely recommend making it known to your current manager that you are interested in a full-time position upon graduation. Companies handle their intern programs differently and depending on the size of your company, they may not have enough full-time slots available for recent college graduates. I would say you definitely have an advantage given that you’re a current intern with the company. I would also recommend networking with other departments within your organization and make them aware of your interests. Your current department may not have a position available when you graduate but another department that you’re qualified for may have an opening. If you’ve already established a solid connection with other teams, they’d be more willing to come to you first when a position does open. If your company doesn’t have an available position when you graduate, I would recommend staying connected with them in case a position does become available in the future.
Answered by Michele, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Thursday, August 28, 2014
Congratulations on your internship!
Your chances of gaining a full time role beyond an internship are great! Absolutely let your manager know that you would like to be considered for a full time role, and also be sure to ask what you can be doing to make yourself a viable candidate.
Managers like when interns ask questions, work hard, and communicate directly.
Best of luck to you!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, September 5, 2014
Yes, I definitely believe that it is a good idea to make this known to your manager.  I would approach it, though, by asking for coaching and guidance from them on what you need to do during your internship to be considered for full time employment.  This will not only show your interest in staying there, but also show that you are willing to take whatever steps are necessary to be considered for a full time job.  This self-awareness will go a long way in showing your manager that you should be considered as a long term asset for their company.
Answered by Kim, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I would definitely recommend making it known to your manager that you are interested in a full-time position upon graduation. Companies differ in the way they manage their intern programs. You will also want to be mindful that the number of Full-time slots could vary depending on the size of the company, as well as the size of departments. Your desired department may not have a position available when you graduate, however,  another department that you’re qualified for may have an openings, so networking during your internship is very important.  Any connections made during your internship could lead to future employment.
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