Where Do I Begin?
“Real world” experience adds tremendous value to your education and can get you started down your career path, but what is the best way to begin? Creating your experience starts with exploring opportunities that may be right for you.
Consider attending a career fair early and often in your college experience. A career fair can help you to:
- Discover job or internship opportunities
- Meet with many recruiters at once
- Increase your chances of getting an interview
- Network with professionals
- Research an organization or industry
- Receive feedback on your resume
Build Your Resume
As you prepare to pursue experiential opportunities you should develop a resume. A resume is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, experiences, and involvement that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. A recent BusinessInsider report revealed that the average hiring manager spends approximately 6 seconds looking ar your resume. It is therefore crucial that your resume stands out from the rest. Download the Enterprise Resource Center's Complete Guide for important infomation and tips.
How Do I Set Up an Internship Experience?
Responsibility of YOU, the student:
- Meet with your adviser to discuss internship opportunities, potential sites and the number of credits needed/desired to meet graduation and major requirements.
- Set up a 30-minute appointment with the Enterprise Resource Center, on the ground floor of Livingston Hall.
- Be prepared to submit your resume as the process for finding your internship begins.
- Completely fill out page one of the internship contract with your adviser.
- Once the ERC finds a potential site, you will need to follow-up with the company to solidify the experience.
- Once site is secured, complete page two of the contract and return to the ERC.
Responsibility of the ERC:
- Find a placement if student doesn't have one lined up.
- Upon receiving the completed contract, the ERC will get final final approval from adviser and obtain signature from academic dean.
- Circulate contract to various campus offices including the Registrar's Office. The Registrar will then register you for the internship within a week of receiving it.
Additional Resources & Links
Complete Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing (pdf)
Time Log (PDF)
Internship Contract (PDF)
CPT form (for international students only)
LinkedIn (HU group)
ERC Facebook Page
For Students in Adult Degree Programs
Adult Degree Programs Complete Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing (pdf)
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