Two main ways to search for an internship 1) Online BU CareerLink(both SMG and for all of BU) Web Resources (Search sites and company directories) 2) Networking Company Information Sessions Informational Interviews Connect with BU Students and Alumni Create Your Own Opportunity
CareerLink Go to BU CareerLink (Undergrad or MBA) Log on with your username and password If you do not have a username and password, contact the Feld Career Center at 617-353-2834 or stop by the front desk. View companies recruiting on campus Click “events” tab on top when logged in Internship listings from Feld Career Center Click “Jobs” tab on top and search by “Internships”
Web resources for internship search For a complete list, see Internship Websites Nationwide search sites Websites by major of field Specialty internships BU Student Employment (on-campus positions) Find companies for your job search (including company directories to develop a target list such as Reference USA, Boston Business Journal Book of Lists)
Networking Many internships are filled through networking Anyone can potentially be helpful Family, faculty and staff, friends, fellow students, former supervisors, co-workers, neighbors Obtain advice, information, referrals, job leads Let them know what you are looking for (type of company, job or industry) Ask for referrals to contacts or potential openings For more information: Networking
Company information sessions Visit CareerLink for listings RSVP at BU CareerLink (Undergrad or MBA) Take advantage of the sessions Show initiative and your interest, increase contacts Learn more about the company and industry Most companies track students who attend their sessions
Informational interviews Gain insight about your field of interest Learn how to plan and execute your internship search Make contacts and network in the field For more details, see Informational Interviews
Connect with BU alumni and students Join LinkedIn and School of Management Alumni group (potential contacts, discussions, internship and job postings) Consult the BU Career Advisory Network (CAN) Database of BU alumni who have volunteered to talk to current students about their jobs
Create your own opportunity Find a company you would love to work with Base your target company decision on their product or service and reputation. Look on LinkedIn for connections at that company Send a prospecting letter and résumé to project manager Have a Feld Career Center counselor help you with these steps.
For more information: Visit the Feld Career Center and consult with one of our advisors for individualized questions and strategies. Our office is located on the first floor, left of the stairs in the far left corner. Call for an appointment: 617-353-2834 Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.