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How to Find an Internship

The most successful internship searches use a number of search strategies and resources. Career Services has many resources to faciliate a successful internship search including Aztec Career Connection, Career Fairs, and Workshops & Events throughout the year to help you connect with employers.

Resources for a successful internship search

Importance of networking

Networking is key to a successful internship search. Create a LinkedIn account and connect with employers, faculty, friends, and family. Check out 10 tips for building a great student profile on LinkedIn!

Internship serach timeline

It is never too early to start seraching for internships.  Many employers start as early as the fall semester recruiting for summer internship positions. Other interships may fill any time of year.

Make sure to use internship resources- attend Career and Internship Fairs and search on Aztec Career Connection

There are internships for every class level, from freshman to senior.  Read Climb to Your Career in Four Years a NACE article that outlines career success tips for each year.

Don't wait!  Start looking now!

 

What internship will suit you best?

Being strategic about the internship search includes knowing yourself: your interests, strengths, and valuesCareer Counselors can recommend assessments tools to help you learn about yourself and review the results with you to help you figure out what internship suits you best!