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Career Development & Internships


12 STEPS TO INTERNSHIP SUCCESS!

Step1:  Make an appointment with the internship coordinator or a career counselor at The Office of Career Development and Internships and your academic adviser to find out what internship resources are available on-campus.

Step 2: Decide what you would like from an internship.  What kind of responsibilities would you like to have?  How would you like to be compensated for the internship?  What kind of experience do you hope to gain?

Step 3: Write a resume and cover letter.  Have them critiqued by a career adviser.

Step 4: Spend time in the Resource Room reviewing internship postings.  Surf the Career Management System for the most up to date internship announcements.  Attend job fairs and company information sessions on-campus and locally to find out about internship opportunities.

Step 5: Begin networking with everyone you know.

Step 6: Start researching specific internship opportunities.  Obtain general information about the organization, internship programs, deadlines and contact people.

Step 7: Send out your resume and cover letter.

Step 8: Practice your interviewing skills.  Attend an Interview Workshop at The Office of Career Development and Internships.  Utilize Interview Stream.

Step 9: Interview with employers.

Step 10: Send thank-you letters to employers who gave you the opportunity to interview.

Step 11: Decide on an internship that is best for you.

Step 12: Accept an internship offer.

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