I will be going to a career fair tomorrow where no company with my undergraduate engineering specialty (it is a rather distinctive field) will be there. Therefore, it would be very hard to obtain a summer internship from one of these companies. However, I will attending graduate school in a more broad specialty of engineering (ME) and would like to list my new school which I would start in the fall on my resume even though I won't be graduating my undergrad until late April. Normally I would imagine that companies wouldn't even give me a look since I haven't even taken many basic ME courses except fluids, thermo, materials, etc, but I will be attending a very prestigious graduate school where I am pretty confident I will get looks even though I don't have an undergrad in the field.

First off, will listing a school I haven't started yet but will almost certainly be attending cause problems?

Second, I have been accepted to this school BUT have not accepted the offer yet. I am worried that if a company does a background check and they call up my future graduate school, that the school won't have me registered because I haven't accepted the offer yet and might not check a list of accepted students.

Please keep in mind I am just looking for a summer internship. Thanks

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    Why haven't you accepted the offer yet, if you know you are going there? Why don't you first accept the offer and then you will be able to tell anyone safely that you are joining that graduate program? – Anna SdTC Mar 15 '17 at 1:36
  • @AnnaSdTC Just because I only got accepted like a week ago and want to talk to some people about it and have a few questions even though I'm almost 100% certain I will be going. Also, I want to visit some other graduate schools I was accepted ton more as a rite of passage than in consideration of going to them. I know it sounds weird, but that is no fun once you have already accepted somewhere! – masque Mar 15 '17 at 1:50
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    If you are "almost" certain that you are going there, then I recommend you don't tell until you are "indeed" certain. – Anna SdTC Mar 15 '17 at 2:03
  • If you have a firm offer of admission, you could indicate it as such, but suggesting you have accepted such an offer when you have not is bad form. – user67075 Mar 15 '17 at 4:26

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