We at BU Center for Career Development have learned in the last 10 years that Internships are even more critical than ever before. -Especially for a liberal arts candidate. We work with students to find internships.
Way to explore get in to industry Learn about different industries See if it’s a fit. Position self for interview.
Thinking About What You Have Learned/Are Learning Meet with your supervisor to establish goals and be clear about what you both expect from the internship. Understand general office work is usually part of the job. Gradually ask for more responsibility and actively look for things to do. If there are other interns in the organization, develop relationships. The decision to leave must take several variables into account, including: Was there a contract? maintain a professional attitude and work with you supervisor. If you decide to leave your internship, do so politely and diplomatically and give the customary two week notice.
Search for opportunities that complement your academic program, help you explore a new direction, or challenge you to grow in new ways. Determine your priorities: Do you primarily want career-related experience? The opportunity to travel? Funds to support tuition costs? Sometimes you will have to make choices among these items. If you have thought about these questions ahead of time, you will be better prepared to make a decision.
You can do an internship at any point while you are at BU. After graduation. Wait for sophomore term. Internships are available during the summer months as well as during academic semesters. Summer internships might be either full-time or part-time positions. When To Start Looking For an Internship M any employers with formalized, competitive programs begin the selection process several months in advance. …start looking for summer interns between late January and late March. The key to finding an internship that’s right for you is preparation and a timely start in the process.
Step 1: Most freshmen don’t know what they want to do when they graduate; your personality type as well as your interests, skills, and values, you will be able to make better choices while you are at BU that will help position you to succeed Step 2: You can learn from all that you do to understand not only what industry or field you want to work in. working alone or in a team? small company or a large corporation? regular or varied schedule? in the field or in an office? Step 3: target your job search and perfect your resume, elevator speech, and interviewing skills.
Spring Career Expo George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Employers from a variety of industries attend, and they are always happy to speak with students about their organizations. We will always post the list of attending organizations on our website ahead of time.
Researching Industries & Companies choose opportunities that are right for you; and target your resume and cover letter more appropriately. Start to learn about an organization by going to its website. You can also use Google to see what others are saying about an organization, or whether an organization has appeared in the news recently. Once you know something about the company, be sure you understand what the internship involves.
Career Resource Library The Career Resource Library has a number of resources to assist you in finding an internship. There are general books on searching for an internship, as well as books listing internships in various career fields and in different geographic locations. Stop by the library any time the office is open; no appointment necessary!
GETTING AN INTERNSHIP Patricia V. Acosta Career Counselor
National Association of Colleges and Employers 2010 Statistics
Conversion to full-time hires
53% of interns
60% of co-ops
83% designed to recruit entry-level employees
Dedicated to the employment of the college educated.