Resume Tips & Resources
A resume and cover letter are the first place to make a positive impression on the company or graduate school you are applying to. Take advantage of the vast expertise in the career center as they help you revise and organize your cover letter and resume.
The purpose of a job interview is twofold: It offers the employer valuable insight into your personality and abilities, and it allows you the chance to discern whether your credentials and career goals match up with what the company seeks. Remember, the Career Center offers mock interviews and personalized interviewing sessions.
Receive information needed to apply to grad school, including a detailed time line. We can also give you advice on how to choose a graduate program, and whether or not graduate school is for you. For personalized help with Graduate School, please visit the Career Center.
What is an internship?
The purpose of an internship is to gain relevant work experience, to apply skills and knowledge learned in school, and to gain exposure to jobs within your industry. Internships should generally be a stepping stone into your future career.
An internship must:
- Be related to your major.
- Be registered for credit.
- Be approved by your department.
Who should complete an internship?
Check with your internship coordinator to learn what your department requires of an internship. Some departments require more than one internship; some departments require other types of experiential learning (clinicals for nursing students, student teaching for education majors, etc.). Be sure to work with your internship coordinator for specifics.
When should you look for an internship?
We recommend that you start your research two semesters in advance of the semester you’d like to work. This will give you time to research, prepare, apply, receive and accept an offer, and make any necessary arrangements for temporary relocation.
When do I need to register?
An internship is an academic course and you must therefore register for it before beginning work. However, internship registration deadlines are not the same as academic deadlines. You should secure your internship early and allow yourself plenty of time to get registered, approximately 30 days before starting work. Regular registration deadlines do apply if you are seeking financial aid.