Internships and Career Development
Internships are experiential learning opportunities that allow you to link your coursework and skills to a real-life work environment. They can be paid or unpaid and can vary in time commitments based on the employer’s needs and your schedule. Internships allow you to gain resume-ready work experience and develop your transferrable skills while helping establish your own professional network.
Keep in mind that different types of internships have different requirements; some may require specific coursework or expertise, have varying work hours, or may only be looking for students in a particular class year. Note that internships are generally competitive and building your resume with community service, student organization leadership, and other activities can help give you an edge in your application.