Experience

Experience: Internship/Research

Internships are excellent opportunities to gain career related experience and make yourself standout amongst other college students. Those who have completed internships obtain employment more quickly following graduation.

Benefits of doing an internship:

  • Explore a career
  • Gain valuable experience and transferrable skills to highlight on your résumé
  • Apply your classroom knowledge
  • Transition into a Job
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Gain Confidence

Internship Search Checklist:

  • Prepare and update your résumé
  • Talk with a with a career adviser and/or employer developer in the Career Services Office to brainstorm networking contacts and a list of potential employers
  • Network with contacts in your industry, friends, family and alumni/alumnae
  • Utilize the Career Network
  • RESEARCH! Use all resources available to find out about careers, job titles, responsibilities and organizations.
  • Develop a 30 Second Pitch for making initial cold call inquiries, asking for an informational interview
  • Develop cover letters for opportunities in which you are applying and have them checked by a career adviser
  • Do mock interviews for practice (available through the Career Services Office)
  • Keep a spreadsheet of all the employment applications you send and copies of all correspondence
 

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