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Follow these steps to begin your internship process.

  1. Meet with a career counselor during drop-in hours, or schedule an individual appointment to:

    • Explore your interests, skills, and values to determine the type of internship to pursue.
    • Receive guidance on where to look for internships, how to network, and how to develop your own internship.
  2. Draft a resume. Stop by the Academic Success and Career Center to have it reviewed by a career counselor during drop-in hours. (See Student Resources if you need help getting started.)
  3. Register with Handshake and upload your resume. Check Handshake regularly to:
    • Review internship listings and apply for opportunities.
  4. Look for internship announcements in your academic department or meet with the internship coordinator for your major.
  5. Attend relevant ASCC workshops.
  6. Participate in career fair events and follow up with employers of interest. Over 130 employers attend each Career Expo (career fair). Many Expo employers have internship opportunities available!
  7. Do a Mock Interview. Mock Interviews are held the day before each Expo. This allows you to practice your interview skills with an industry recruiter. Sign up during the month prior to Expo. Or schedule a mock interview with a career counselor anytime throughout the year.
  8. Utilize resources to create your own internship if desired.
    • Conduct informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest.
    • Stop by the center to use our internship resources.
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