2020 Internship & Co-op Week: January 28 – February 6!

It’s not too early to think about internships – especially for summer 2020! Join the Center for Career Development from January 28th through February 6th for a week of internship and co-op related events. From an Internship Showcase to the Internship & Co-op Fair, there’s bound to be something for everyone’s need, interest, and industry:

Prepare for the Fair: Résumés

Tuesday, January 28, 3:00-3:30 pm & Saturday, February 1, Webinar, 5:00-5:30 pm
Wondering how you can improve your résumé before the Storrs Internship & Co-op Fair on Tuesday, February 4, 2020? Or perhaps you’re a bit stuck on how to get started? Have no fear, the Center for Career Development is here! This webinar will cover basic résumé formatting guidelines, résumé sections, and how to write bullet point statements. Registration is required in order to access the webinar!

Prepare for the Fair: Cover Letters

Tuesday, January 28, 3:30-3:45 pm & Saturday, February 1, Webinar, 5:30-5:45 pm
A cover letter is a common document needed for job, internship, and co-op application. This webinar reviews what a cover letter is and how to write each section of a cover letter. Registration is required in order to access the webinar!

Finding an Internship and Co-op

Sunday, February 2, Webinar, 4:00-4:30 pm
Regardless of major, there are strategies that go beyond entering a keyword into a search engine you can utilize when searching for an internship or co-op. This webinar covers the main differences between internships and co-ops, student and employer motivations, how to effectively read a posting, and how to use Handshake for maximum results. Discover key steps to becoming a stronger candidate for your next internship or co-op!

Critiques & Coffee

Monday, February 3, Women’s Center-Student Union (SU), 10:30-11:30 am
Wondering how you can improve your résumé before the Internship & Co-op Fair? Stop by the Women’s Center for a caffeine boost and to chat with Center for Career Development staff and Indeed recruiters. Make sure your résumé is in the best possible shape before the Fair!

Résumé Lab

Monday, February 3, HBL Electronic Classroom 1, 4:00-6:00 pm
Thinking about your summer experience? Make sure your application is as strong as possible by visiting this Résumé Lab, where Center for Career Development staff will help with formatting, content, and tailoring!

Internship & Co-op Fair

Tuesday, February 4, Student Union 3rd Floor, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Ready to find your next internship or co-op? More than 60 employers will be on campus looking to meet students from a wide range of majors with a variety of experience. You can view all employers and register for the fair in Handshake.

Internships in the Humanities: Where and How Can I Find Them?

Wednesday, February 5, Webinar, 12:00-1:00 pm
Are you a humanities student looking to learn more about the internship opportunities available to you? Are you trying to figure out just where to start? Hear from UConn humanities students who found success at various internships, representatives from the UConn Humanities Institute and Center for Career Development staff about tips to acquire an internship. We’ll introduce you to all the different resources you have available to you as a UConn student and answer any questions you may have with a live Q&A session at the conclusion of the webinar. Registration is required to access the webinar!

Internships in the Sciences… They Do Exist!

Wednesday, February 5, Webinar, 3:00-4:00 pm
As a sciences student, you are well-equipped with the necessary skillsets to complete internships in a variety of fields. This webinar will provide examples of internship opportunities that you might be interested in as a sciences student, advice on how to figure out what type of internship you might want to pursue, and strategies to find internship opportunities. You will also have a chance to get any questions you have answered during a Q&A session at the conclusion of the webinar. Registration is required to access the webinar!

Internship Showcase & Employer Panel

Wednesday, February 5, Wilbur Cross North Reading Room, 5:30-7:00 pm
New to internships? Looking for your next experience? Come learn from fellow UConn students who have interned across the country. Employers and Center for Career Development staff will also be on-hand featuring short panels to help you maximize your internship search and experience!

Acing the Interview

Thursday, February 6, Webinar, 6:00-7:00 pm
No matter what industry or organization you are most interested in, odds are, your internship or co-op search experience will include an interview! Watch Center for Career Development staff share their expertise when it comes to this important part of the hiring process.

Come to one event, or as many as you feel are right for you – the Center for Career Development is here to help!

By Kailee Himes
Kailee Himes Graduate Assistant, Experiential Learning Kailee Himes