Alternatives to a Summer “Internship”

In last week’s post, I wrote about the state of the search for summer internships. In this post, I want to focus on ways to gain relevant experience other than through internships. We’re quickly approaching a point in the semester when the odds of securing a summer internship are dwindling. If you haven’t already done … Continue reading

No Summer Internship Yet? It Might Not Be Too Late…

Summer break is about a month away. Have you secured a summer internship yet? While time is quickly running out, there are still opportunities out there. To make sure you gain that crucial career-related experience this summer, it is important to be proactive and flexible. Last week, we saw 16 new internship opportunities added to HawkQuest. This included internships … Continue reading

Resource Spotlight: Idealist

It’s been awhile since I highlighted a resource for your internship search; it’s about time I changed that. The first resource that I touched on was HawkQuest, UW-Whitewater’s internship/job database. In this post, I want to highlight Idealist, a project of the nonprofit organization Action Without Borders. Nonprofit organizations, charities, NGOs, government agencies, and universities all use … Continue reading

Use Twitter for Your Internship Search

As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, I am now on Twitter. On the downside, I’ve found that I’m becoming addicted to Twitter. On the upside, I’m on Facebook a lot less. Seriously though, the true upside is the wealth of information I’m coming across every day regarding internships, recruiting trends, resume/interview advice, etc. … Continue reading

The Time to Start Networking Is Now – Take Two

Yesterday, the Career & Leadership Development staff had their own professional development session with Julie Bauke of Congruity Career Consulting. Julie was on campus all day and presented “Build Your Network, Build Your Career” to students in the evening. Our staff development session with Julie was amazing! The conversation was really inciteful, and I believe … Continue reading