WHAT, WHY, HOW, WHERE, WHEN?
WHAT IS AN INTERNSHIP?
An internship is practical work experience related to your field of study or career interest and may be done for academic credit, pay or as a volunteer. WHY SHOULD I DO AN INTERNSHIP?
To explore and test career interests, to learn new skills, to apply classroom theory into practice, to gain related work experience, to work with prospective employers, to enhance your resume. HOW DO I KNOW THE RIGHT INTERNSHIP FOR ME?
What are your career interests, skills and strengths? What types of industries & employers interest you? Talk with career counselors, advisers, professors, friends, & relatives. WHERE DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?
The Career Center Go to careers.washington.edu Click on Students, â€œHuskyJobsâ€? online job and internship database Attend workshops, come to walk in appointments, meet with a career counselor Academic Departments - Visit departments for information and internship listings on bulletin boards and in notebooks, learn how to earn credit, join their listserv, visit their websites, and/or meet with an adviser. Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center- 120 MGH Community and public service positions, a listserv and internship program for course credit Center for Experiential Learning- 120 MGH Connect students to community-based learning, research & scholarships Ask relatives, friends, professors, advisers, students, & alumni, for ideas about careers, employers and/or industries; ask for names of people to contact. Conduct Informational Interviews - talk with people about their careers to gather information about internship and career opportunities. See The Career Center Career Guide.
UW Alumni Association “Husky Career Network” www.washington.edu/alumni A resource for students to connect with alumni about their careers Attend UW Career Fairs and Events – learn about internships and career positions Search the employer and government websites - for keywords – Internships, Careers, Jobs City of Seattle Federal Government Washington State
http://seattle.gov/ www.studentjobs.gov www.access.wa/gov
Attend Student & Career Professional Association Meetings and UW Student Organizations Seattle Networking Guide
Search Internet for specific topic - “History Internships in Chicago” Chambers of Commerce www.chamberofcommerce.com/ Search the web for “Chamber of Commerce” for any city: Look for the online member directory, list members by categories such as accountants, engineering, nonprofits, etc. Business Journals for any Region Use any search engine – search for “Business Journal” for example: “Business Journal for Los Angeles, CA” Look for the Business Journal’s “Top Companies List” UW Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor, Career collection Talk with a reference librarian WHEN DO I DO AN INTERNSHIP?
Any academic quarter; it can be part-time and/or in the summer can be full-time
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