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The Internship Search

Internships are experiential learning opportunities that provide a means for students to apply academic knowledge, gain valuable experiences, make connections, learn more about career paths and assess industry or functional ‘fit.’   To secure an internship, you will need to conduct a search process.

The Search Process

As a way to frame your search process, you will want to accomplish three steps:

  1. Take stock: identify areas, job titles and/or organizations of interest. Meet with your Career Advisor if you are unsure where to start, or explore resources in the Career Community pages, on Handshake or through My Next Move.  Talk to faculty experts to gain additional perspective.

  2. Develop materials and employability skills: draft resumes and cover letters. Develop your online presence on Handshake, LinkedIn and The Roger Connection. Practice your interviewing skills with tools like Big Interview.

  3. Start the search: learn and employ multiple search strategies, including networking, applying to posted positions, and targeted research and/or outreach. Create a weekly schedule and set aside days/times to devote to the search process.  Remain active, track efforts and regularly review progress, and gain feedback and insight from