Even if your major doesn’t require one, consider pursuing an internship (or additional internships). Real-world experience is important no matter what you do next. Even if you intend to go directly to graduate school, internship experience will enhance your application and will have appeal to future employers. Internships can be done as early as first year in some cases, but they are typically pursued sophomore year and beyond.
Here’s what you need to consider:
Understand the search process
The things employers look for in intern candidates, and the way they find candidates, has changed significantly in the last few years. In fact, the entire process is constantly evolving and you must evolve as well. Simply applying on job search websites like Indeed or CareerBuilder is no longer enough. You must present yourself impeccably and stand out from the crowd by virtue of not just your skills and experience, but also your effort and approach to the process.
Check out the highlighted opportunities on CAS360
We use CAS360 to highlight a number of internships and jobs though announcements and the “Featured Jobs” section. Check the first link below for ALL internship related announcements and Featured Jobs. While each department page also has a filtered version of these two sections, by checking this list you may find something not identified for your major/department that is still interesting to you. After giving the full list a look, then focus on your academic department page.
Search for internships offered exclusively to QU students on QUCC
CAS360 Announcements and Featured Jobs are only the start! Check out QU Career Connections (QUCC) to view hundreds of available internships specifically seeking QU students of ALL MAJORS.
Look for additional resources and tips through CAS360
Visit the Career Resources page on CAS360 to be sure you’ve seen all the available tools, information and resources available to you. Use the filters to select “Find a job/Internship” and your academic interests. Be sure to also search under the “Prof. Associations” filter to find a professional association in your intended field(s). Many offer free or discounted student memberships and have job and internship listings.
Use LinkedIn to find alumni working in your desired industry
Alumni are almost always willing to help! Check out the different tools and resources available to create a great LinkedIn account (for free!) and research/contact alumni.
Interested in completing an internship AND studying abroad at the same time?
Completing an internship abroad sets your resume apart from others by gaining the ability to understand how cultures function in a global workplace!
Select a 4 or 8-week program consisting of an internship, attending an academic program for credit, and experiencing unique sights and culture during your abroad experience.