The basic steps to looking for both a full-time job and an internship are the same—and as with most things, the better organized you are, the more successful you will become.
Searching for a job or internship requires time and thought into identifying what interests you. The search process will depend on your goals and circumstances, as well as your industry or field of interest.
Research and Explore
1. Set goals.
The first step in your search is to establish clear goals with criteria. Consider the following questions: What career fields are you interested in? What do you want to learn? What types of organizations are you interested in working for? Where do you want to work?
2. Find opportunities.
Positions are posted throughout the year, but there are trends that vary depending on the field. Meet with a career counselor to discuss a tailored approach to your interests. Additionally, Career Engagement has an extensive database of resources to help you find what you are looking for.
- On-Campus Recruiting Program
- Career Fairs
- Searchable Databases
- Resources by Industry
- Gap Year Programs (for seniors)
- Student Employment
3. Connect with alumni and professionals.
Networking with people in your chosen field is one of the best ways to learn more about what opportunities are available, gain information on industry trends, learn about unadvertised vacancies, and simply explore career paths.
- Networking and LinkedIn Guide (PDF)
- LinkedIn: Create your profile and join Bryn Mawr groups
- Alumni Connections
Prepare your Application
4. Prepare a resume and cover letter.
5. Practice interviewing skills.
Don't be afraid of interviews! We have everything you need to know about how to prepare so you feel comfortable and confident.