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How to Get an Internship with Samsung

Are you interested in working with Samsung? As one of the largest companies in the world that leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media, they are always on the look out for dynamic leaders to join their team. But before you decide whether this is for you or not, check out what it takes to be a Samsung intern.

Benefits of working with Samsung

According to Glassdoor, Samsung is quite generous with its employees. Working as an intern at Samsung you get $30.11 per hour while if you are a research intern you get $35.71 per hour! But that’s not only it! Here are some of the benefits you get when you work at Samsung Research America:  

  • Health and life insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent day care.
  • Short and long-term disability coverage.
  • Tuition assistance and support of learning and development.
  • Paid vacations and holidays.
  • Personal and family counselling.
  • Wellness programmes.

Interview with Samsung

People who have already been to an interview with Samsung Electronics America found that the interview was ‘average’ (2.9 out of 5) in terms of interview difficulty.  Also, 26% who got the interview applied online, 20% via a recruiter, 20% via employee referral and 17% from campus recruiting. Again, according to Glassdoor, the overall interview experience was 48% positive, 40% neutral and 11% negative which suggests that interviewing with Samsung is not as dreadful as expected.

Required Skills

By 2020, the 90% of jobs will require digital skills, thus the possibility of working with Samsung is something that you need to consider if you are currently studying or have graduated in a related field including Engineering, IT, Marketing, Retail, Computer Science or Business Administration. This means that if you manage to get an internship with Samsung, it will definitely give you a competitive advantage within the job market in the long-run – if not help you secure a permanent position at the company.

So, after looking over previous job descriptions and openings from Samsung, the desirable transferable skills and qualities a Samsung intern should possess are as follow:

  • A dynamic and self-motivated individual with a go-and-get approach and the will to win.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be capable of planning, organising and prioritising multiple projects and assignments.
  • Must be results driven with a history of exceeding expectations.
  • Capable of self-directed work given only broad objectives and limited direct supervision.

Get to know Samsung

The secret to becoming an intern with Samsung is to become familiar with the Samsung culture and get to know their values. Perhaps you could find out what is Samsung currently working on and what their goals are. For instance you should know that their Vision for 2020 is to “Inspire the World, Create the Future” and their plan is to reach $400 billion in revenue and becoming one of the world’s top five brands by 2020!

So why not join LinkedIn and follow Samsung’s LinkedIn group to keep yourself up-to-date with upcoming events, openings and other important information in regards to Samsung Electronics? You never know what opportunity might land at your door and help you kick start your career in one of the world’s most successful electronics companies!

If you are interested, you can also check at current opportunities here, or click on the video to get more information on Samsung from Samsung Research America.

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