Networking is a way to land the internship or job of your dream. One never knows whether the person you are speaking to will be in a position to assist you in this endeavor. Who should you network with? The first line would be parents who are working for a company and who can pass along your resume. Uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends of the family are all potential networking contacts who may be of help. Today, I attended a Business Advisory Council luncheon along with one of our finance majors. He introduced himself and started a conversation with several of the members at our table. By the end of the luncheon, he had the names and addresses of three individuals who would be willing to pass along his resume. I am convinced that he will land an internship for Summer 2011.
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Internship and career fairs are still an effective way of making an initial contact with a prospective employer. For a nation-wide listing of job fairs, please click on the following link:
For another source of job fairs, click on the following link.
Perhaps, there is a job fair that you can attend while you are on your Thanksgiving break, winter break or spring break.
Good luck, Madan Batra
Tips on "Online Internship & Job Search Strategies"
Tips on "Online Internship & Job Search Strategies"
Summary from a recent workshop
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1) Use Google Search to locate new and useful resources
a) Example Search -> "Top Internship Websites"
Let us take a look at what Columbia.Edu has to offer us...
It is an exploratory and sequential process of search
2) World of "Job Search Engines" some samples
b) JuJu www.job-search-engine.com
e) And there are many more out there if you look for them....
3) You can search for Sample Resumes and Sample Cover letters in your field
a) Or go to sites that give you advice on how to... www.jobweb.com
b) Info on starting salaries, interview techniques, researching employers
4) Using Employer Databases to look for internships and jobs in selected geographical areas.
a) Reference USA (from inside IUP or through VPN connection through IUP)
Demo of sample search for marketing internship in Philadelphia
5) You can also visit company websites of companies where you would like to start
a) Let us look for a job at Frito Lay
b) Look for "Careers" link (about us, company info sections)
c) Research the job
d) Apply online.
a) Search for sample resumes and cover letters and create a basic resume
b) Search for internships and jobs using job search engines, databases etc.
c) Research the employer by visiting website and finding exactly what they will be looking for.
d) Tailor your resume for each job/internship; never send the same resume to two different employers; always customize.
e) Law of large numbers; send a 100 resume your chances are better, send 500 resumes - you are bound to hit the jackpot.
The Internship Office in Room 302 Eberly maintains an internship employer database that is made available to eligible business students. The database contains those employers that have requested an internship or hired an Eberly intern in the past. To access the database, the following steps are followed.
· Eligible students, usually juniors, seniors or MBA students go to www.iup.edu/business/internships, click on Information for Students, Preparing to Find an Internship, and then, Inquiry Form.
· Maureen Bash at the Internship Office receives the form by way of email, forwards it to the student's department coordinator, sends an email to the student suggesting to contact the department coordinator along with his/her resume and letter
· The department coordinator reviews the student's internship pre-requisites and resume/letter, and suggests Maureen Bash to release the internship database
· Maureen Bash sends the username and password to the student along with login instructions.
· The student goes to www.iup.edu/business/internships , clicks on Information for Students, Finding an Internship, Employer Database, Internship Database Login, enters username and database, and reviews the prospective employers. The student contacts the employers directly, and checks the internship opportunities are still available.
· There are numerous other ways of identifying prospective employers that will be posted in future articles. Stay tuned. Good luck!
As you approach graduation, or get ready for seeking an internship, it is a good idea to visit the Career Center of your University, and explore the help that is available to you. IUP's Career Development Center is situated in Pratt Hall. Their website URL is www.iup.edu/career.
Now, suppose, you are looking for an internship in New York City. You should also make an online visit to the career centers of all the universities situated in New York City. In this regard, the website of National Association of Colleges and Employers is very helpful. For this, you go to their website www.jobweb.com. Click on Students, Career & Job Search Information, and Career Center Websites. Here, you will find the URLs of Career Centers of all the universities throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, UK and Europe. Of course, you will also find the listing of all of the universities in New York City.
Good luck in job hunting and internship endeavors!
If you are a junior or senior or MBA student, and getting ready for an internship experience or entry-level job, you need assistance in developing an effective resume and cover letter, and in mastering your interviewing skills, etc. www.jobweb.com is an excellent website. Click on "Students" and you will find numerous samples of entry-level resumes for accounting, management, finance, international business majors, etc. You will notice some good examples of job correspondence, some effective tips on interviewing, and some highly relevant additional information.
A highly recommended website!