A Day in the Life of a Career Intern

A bright and early 8:00 a.m. shift to prepare presentation materials for 15 presentations that the CCD is offering this week, then to a résumé critique shift at 10 a.m., followed by class, and a FYE presentation to a class this afternoon – this is what a Career Intern might expect to juggle during a typical day. Let me also not forgot the week-long training that takes place the week before fall semester classes and the ongoing training during the fall on résumé critiquing, group résumé reviews, presentations to first-year students as well as to organizations and clubs on campus, and conducting practice interviews.

If I haven’t scared you yet (and I’m not trying to), then keep reading…

Career Interns are a huge part of the Center for Career Development and without them, we couldn’t provide the service that we do. As of the end of February, Career Interns were responsible for critiquing well over 2,000 résumés. They spoke to around 100 classes and organizations delivering résumé development presentations and workshops, and worked evening and weekend hours at events such as open houses and group résumé critique sessions to name just two. The 10-15 hours per week the interns commit to our department does not go unnoticed and I can tell you that they crunch multiple projects and responsibilities into these internship hours. Dedication, commitment, and flexibility are critical to the success of interns.

While the CCD benefits from their dedication and hard work, interns reap lots of benefits no doubt. For one, they get to participate in an on-campus internship. Career Interns go through such comprehensive training that within just a few months, they are able to further development public speaking, teaching, and time-management skills. And, the most important benefit, in my opinion, is accessibility to career professionals. Each and every day, interns are surrounded by professional staff who can guide and advise them in preparing for next steps after college. Interns are surrounded each day by recruiters and supervisors who want to help them succeed.

Though I may be biased, this is the best internship in town and I think our Career Interns would agree!

Don’t forget, to apply for a Career Internship for 2015-2016, you must do so by this Friday, March 13th!

By Jennifer Grunwald
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