An internship provides you an opportunity to experience career fields that match your academic and personal interests. You can then use that experience to make important decisions about your career future. In addition, all internships provide opportunities to build skills in communication, time management and team dynamics- all skills highly regarded by employers. Internships look amazing on your resume and they represent your ability to be a responsible employee. Some schools even require students to complete internships before graduation.
Why get an internship?
I worked for Chewy.com on their learning and development team in South Florida. I was able to make great friends within the internship program, learn about ecommerce, and play with a LOT of dogs.
It is important to think about your goals when searching for an internship. Consider these six things before beginning your search.
Searching for internships
Every year, employers post internship opportunities in myJobs, but there are other places to look also. Your career coach can help you personalize your search and walk you through the two-fold approach for finding internships via online research and networking.
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By creating an account, you can apply for internships in Indiana and check your eligibility for EARN Indiana. You can search opportunities without an account.
Internships are available across the world. The College of Arts + Sciences has a great list of resources to find international opportunities.
Some internships are available as a component of a study abroad program. Visit the Office of Overseas Study to learn more.
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LinkedIn can be a useful resource for searching for internship opportunities and connecting with your network. Through networking, you can learn what opportunities are out there and how you can build skills and experience.