Welcome to Career & Leadership Development!
Internships are more important today than ever before. As outlined by the National Association of Colleges & Employers’ Job Outlook 2012, close to 75% of the employers surveyed indicated that they prefer to hire candidates who have had relevant experience – aka an internship. Only about 18% prefer work experience of any kind.
Those numbers should tell you something – Get an internship!
Don’t worry – Career & Leadership Development is here to help!
- Internship Search Strategies: Finding an internship is a lot like finding a post-grad job. But as a current student, you may have never conducted a search like this. Meet with the career counselor/advisor for your College to plan your strategy for finding an internship in your field.
- Internship Postings: One resource for your internship search is Hawk Jobs. Every semester, employers submit their internship opportunities, for a wide range of majors, to be posted on Hawk Jobs. If you want help learning how to navigate Hawk Jobs – and finding some of its “hidden” resources – meet with a career counselor/advisor.
- Academic Credit: You know you need that internship for experience and to build your resume. Why not earn one to three credits while you’re at it? Our Academic Internship Directory lists all of the internship courses at UW-Whitewater by major, so you can find the course and faculty contact you need. (This list will be updated mid-semester.)
Internships are important for ALL students, and the staff in Career & Leadership Development is here to support you in gaining this valuable experience. Schedule an appointment to discuss internship opportunities: Stop by our office in the University Center (Room 146 – up the ramps/stairs across from Freshens smoothies) or call us at 262-472-1471.
And if you missed it, read the stories of four UW-Whitewater summer interns for a sample of the work students do. Happy interning!