Category:Internship Search Advice

Six Tips to Secure an Internship

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Betty from College of the Canyons asked: “I’m having a hard time finding an internship position. What’s my next step?” Hello Betty. As a student, you probably hear how important an internship can be to your job search success later. In fact, according to this article in the Atlantic, “The Thing Employers Look for When Hiring Recent Graduates” the most important elements in hiring a recent graduate were “experiences outside of academics: internships, jobs, volunteering, and extracurriculars.” So, finding and securing the right internship is really important and can create a lot of pressure on students. It may seem like an … / Read more »




How Can I Transition from Finance to Sonography While Finishing My Degree?

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Anthony from Tacoma Community College asks: “I am a financial manager that recently went back to college to pursue a technical degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. I just completed my EMT Basic certificate and want to gain experience in the medical field to acquire patient care hours. What is the best way to transition out of banking and into the healthcare industry, but still be able to continue my education and financially survive?” Thanks for your question, Anthony.  Congratulations on completing your EMT basic certification.  This is a great step forward towards both your technical degree in diagnostic medical sonography … / Read more »




How Can I Land an Internship / Job at a Non-Profit with a Humanities Major?

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Bianca from San Francisco State University asked: “I am a Humanities major and I am having trouble narrowing down my career path. I am definitely interested in working in non-profit / philanthropic fields or anything community and education related, but am having trouble finding a field that hires humanities / liberal art graduates. What can I do?” Thanks for your question, Bianca.  I certainly appreciate how you feel about your lack of success in landing a job in your desired field.  It sounds like you are anxious to solidify your career plans and get your career started. Well, the good news … / Read more »




How Can I Gain Internship Experience in My Field with only an Associate Degree?

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Tasheka from Houston Community College asks: “I’m currently pursuing an associate degree in Accounting and I’m trying to find an internship that does not require me to be in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree. My question is, how could I gain experience if no one accept a candidate pursuing an associate degree?  I do plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the future, but want to gain experience for a job now.  What can I do?” Thanks for your question, Tasheka.  Today’s job market is ultra-competitive so I can appreciate the anxiety that you feel.  However, let’s take … / Read more »




The Do’s and Don’ts of Seeking Internships

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Not sure where to begin when looking for an internship? We’ve partnered with College Recruiter to bring you real stories of the best and worst intern candidates, gathered from insights provided by Intel and NECC. Whether you’re a student or a career advisor guiding students, familiarize yourself on these do’s and don’ts when seeking an internship. Do: Network with employees at organizations of interest and try to find a personal connection Apply for internships you’re passionate about, even if you don’t meet all the requirements Show enthusiasm and knowledge about the internship Utilize resources such as the Career Center and … / Read more »