At some point each of our Bobcats will graduate, go out into the real world and become a productive member of society, and because we are Bobcats, we will succeed in whichever field we choose. Though graduation is farther away for some than others, one thing that we can all get involved in to better help us when enter the work force is internships.
Internships aren’t just there to take away your summer, they’re a great way to not only gain experience in your future occupation, but also to get your foot in the door so that once you do graduate you already have someone you know in your respective field.
One of the most common questions students ask is, “How do I find an internship?” Actually, the answer is easier than you may think. It may seem a little too easy, but checking out different places on the internet can be very helpful in your search. The upside to the internet is that you can search in specific areas where you live now or would eventually like to live. If you’re going to apply for an internship online be sure you contact the company in some capacity so that they know of your interest. Anyone can apply online so it’s important that you take the initiative and go one step further.
Of course if you would like more personalized help, Career Services on the 5th floor of the Student Center is a great place to speak with someone about where you might want to intern. In addition to the online database Jobs4Cats, Career Services also has Career Counselors who are more than happy to assist you in your search. You can also visit the Internship Coordinators within your respective college.
As the year winds down, we’re often more concerned with the exact moment that we don’t have to go to class anymore. But summer isn’t just time for vacation, it’s also a great time to get a small taste of what the real world is like. Most applications are still being accepted at many internship locations and your dream internship could be out there somewhere. Don’t let it pass you by!