Non-Academic Internships

 You may consider entering a career in a specific field which has many possible occupations within it. How will you know which career path is right for you? By participating in an internship you will have hands-on mentoring and real work experience in your field of choice.  If you do not need to have a credit bearing internship for your major, you still can choose to do an internship purely for the experience and to enhance your résumé.

As with an academic internship, it is wise to develop an internship contract to ensure that you and the employer have the same expectations of providing a meaningful experience. Analyzing and assessing your internship is a critical part of your experience.  Keeping a journal and creating a portfolio while on the job are two tips ACA suggests to help you prepare for your future. For more information about some of the tools you should use for a non-academic internship click here.

ACA is available to help you develop your résumé and cover letter, research possible locations, network with others, and practice interview techniques. There is no paperwork and no fee for these services.

Contact ACA ( x 5778) to get you started!

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