||Create a list of your experiences:
◊ Volunteer experience
◊ Involvement in student groups and other organizations
◊ Awards & Scholarships
Use this list to create your resume! The Center for Career Development can review your resume with you.
||Start looking for internship opportunities early! Finding an internship takes an average of 3-6 months.
◊ Do you have skills from your experiences that meet what the employer is looking for?
◊ Look at the requirements (years of experience, US citizenship, etc.) if you are eligible to apply.
◊ Research online about companies and organizations as much as possible. Where to find internships:
◊ Parker Dewey for micro internships
||Talk with your AIM professors and Center for Career Development staff about companies and industries to find a professional quality internship that meets university standards.
◊ School of Design & Art AIM: Jessica Bonness
◊ School of Technology & Innovation AIM: Dr. Susan Conrad
◊ School of Business AIM: Dr. Joe Eulberg
Engage in informational interviews with people who work at the company/organization.
||Let the employer know what you can bring to this position and why they should choose you.
◊ How do you stand apart from other applicants?
◊ What do you have in common with the company/organization’s mission, the supervisor, the department?
◊ What new initiatives is the company working on that they need you and your skills on their team? Do your research!
||Tailor how you describe your resume experiences to meet the job requirements. Be honest about your experience, and demonstrate why your experiences are applicable to this position.|
||◊ Schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to review your resume and cover letter with their expert staff before you submit your application.
◊ Companies often have their own application process. Make sure you submit your application correctly. Proofread all your materials before you click submit.
|Track Your Applications
||Keep track of the positions you apply for:
◊ Position title
◊ Position description
◊ Company/organization name
◊ Contact information
If you don’t hear back about your application after a week, send a professional email following up about your interest in the position.
|Report Your Internship
||Report your internship in Handshake:
◊ Log in to the MyMarymount portal, and select Handshake from the Sign-On links
◊ Activate your account
◊ Complete your profile, including your resume submission for Center for Career Development review and approval
◊ Submit your Internship Experience Request
Double check that the internship course is offered during the semester you are trying to complete the internship