Three big items to consider when searching for an internship: Pay, location, and work culture.
Lastly, make sure to keep the timing/deadline of the positions you are considering on your radar. Different industries recruit at different times and some a year in advance!
First off, it all starts with networking. It sounds awful, we know… however, the result of connecting with others could be the key to your career.
Second, informational interviews! These are simply conversations with people – often people you already know or alumni- who work in your field of interest to gather information. Learn all about Informational Interviews here. As you interview, managing your growing network with our Tracking Tool.
Using LinkedIn – a great way to find contacts that it is easier than you think. Use our guide to help you make the right connections.
Check out the resources for a guide to writing a resume and cover letter, as well as a sample resumes for a variety of student backgrounds. Next, have your resume reviewed by a resume reviewer at the OPCD.
Also schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. You can do this on Handshake. A Career Coach will help you prepare the best you can for your interview!
After researching and going through your options, still feel a little lost? Not to fear. Make an appointment with a career coach to help you narrow your search and point you in the right direction.