It’s that time of year: internship application season! Here’s a little secret…one of the best internships in the world is right here on campus! Do you want to hone your public speaking skills? Mentor students one on one? Work on various projects both as a team and individually? Experience a fun and professional office culture? If so, becoming a Career Intern at the Center for Career Development would be right for you!
So now that you’ve checked out the Center for Career Development, I bet you’re as excited as I was when I first learned about the position! Below I’ve laid out some tips and tricks for navigating the application process and preparing for this awesome internship opportunity.
- Assess Your Readiness. Career Interns work approximately 10 – 15 hours a week on various projects and résumé critiques. We give extra presentations, work the Career Fair, and provide information at special events across campus. Are you ready to make this sort of time commitment? What will you have to sacrifice? Are you ready to have one of the most rewarding experiences of your undergraduate career?
- Get Your Résumé Critiqued. This one is a given. It will benefit you in two ways – first you’ll have a beautiful, sparkling document to present with the rest of your application materials, and you’ll get to see first-hand one of the primary duties of a career intern. Here’s another little secret…even if you have come in for a critique before, I highly recommend (hint hint) visiting again. We can help you tailor your résumé to this specific position (we’re experts!) and answer any questions you may have about who we are and what we do.
- Complete a Practice Interview. We like to say here in the office: “The résumé gets you the interview but the interview gets you the job.” It is one of the most important parts of this application process, so it’s important to do well. Conduct a practice interview with one of our highly trained interns to get rid of some nerves and get a feel for some questions that will (hint) definitely be asked! Visit this page for more information.
- Proof Read, Proof-Read, Proof-Read! Demonstrate to our office that you have attention to detail and care about your work. Have a friend, a family member, or a professor look over the written part of the application to correct any outstanding errors and spelling mistakes. The Writing Center on campus is a great resource to help you further develop your content. You can visit their website here for more information.
This is an exceptional learning opportunity for undergraduate students. We hope you’re eager and excited to apply to one of the best internships out there!
Office Hours: 8AM – 5PM
Résumé Critique Hours: 10AM – 5PM