How do I find a job or internship?

  1. Get help: Talk to Career Services, Advisor, Boss, Parents, etc.
  2. Set a schedule: Set aside time each day/week to search for jobs/internships.
  3. Get organized: Create a system for timelines, resumes, cover letters, and position descriptions for each position you apply to. Record Keeping Tips
  4. Research: Review companies you would like to work for and determine what types of jobs interest you.  Not sure? Try this brainstorming exercise, job shadow, or do informational interviews. Look for field specific sites under What Major to Choose?
  5. Build Connections:  Let your people (friends, family, faculty, professionals) know you're actively looking for a job/internship.  Ask for advice. Networking Tips
  6. Social media: Utilize LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc. to search for potential jobs and connect with employers.
  7. Plan ahead:  Expect it will take you 3 – 6 months to find a field specific job.  Per job, estimate a 3 month timeframe for the process from application - interview - reference checks - offer to acceptance - relocation - background checks and the first day.
  8. Keep trying!  Quality is better than quantity.  Try new approaches and talking to new people.  There is no one “right” way to search for jobs or internships.

 


Jobs & Internships

Start gaining experience in your field today!  Important steps in your career development may include one or more of the following:

  • Volunteering
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate Research Experiences (REUs)
  • Part-time jobs
  • Student Organizations
  • Professional Associations

Job & Internship Search Strategies

Handshake is our new employment platform for students.  Students are able to apply to positions locally or nationally. 

For a current list of openings, please see: Handshake Job Postings

You may find additional opportunities on the Career Services Facebook page