Find a Job or Internship
When you’re ready to look for a job or internship, follow these steps to help in your search.
The Search Process
- Step 1: Prepare a resume and cover letter
- Step 2: Meet industry professionals
- Step 3: Apply for jobs or internships
- Step 4: Interview
Applying for Jobs or Internships
An internship is typically work experience that is career-related. Internships can be paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, and can take place off-campus or on-campus. Summer internships are the most popular, but some students intern during the fall and spring semesters.
Why Complete an Internship?
Internships offer a way to try a career, get exposure in your field of interest while in college, and gain relevant experience and skills. Many students have a hard time choosing between different career options, and an internship is a way to help you decide if you will like a career.
Networking is the #1 way people obtain jobs. In an internship, you will meet people who can give you advice and assistance when you graduate.
Having an internship that is related to your career path can often count as “years of experience” when you apply for a job; this will help you stand out from other candidates with less experience.
Tips to conducting an informational interview
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Talking to Employers and Preparing for a Career Fair
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