University Career Services will host a “How to Find an Internship” workshop on Sept. 20 to help students familiarize themselves with the process.
Students will be given tips for navigating the Career Services website, which will help them find job opportunities.
The workshop will focus on teaching students about the tools available to them through University Career Services, such as getting their resumes ready and contacting employers, said Tim Stiles, associate director of Career Services.
Gary Miller, assistant director and business internship coordinator, will lead the workshop.
Its primary goal will be to introduce students to the online system and to the process of finding an internship, said Miller.
“The difference between getting and missing out on an internship is understanding the necessary steps,” he said.
He added that students should network with potential employers, UNC alumni and other connections after submitting their resumes.
He said that since there are such a large number of resumes submitted every year, extra connections and one-on-one interactions with potential employers can greatly increase a student’s chance of landing an internship.
There will be an Internship Prep event Sept. 25th to help students obtain internships.
Students who previously worked with University Career Services said the program helped them find the right internship.
Senior Will Bondurant, a chemistry and history double major, had a paid internship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte this summer.
He said his involvement with Career Services helped him find it.
Bondurant said he got involved with Career Services his junior year and immediately found out about this internship through a database of all jobs recruiting on campus.
“That part of University Career Services is really convenient,” he said.
“Everything is at your reach online, so you don’t have to go anywhere else.”
Jay Jeffords, a senior with a double major in economics and Spanish, had a paid internship with investment banking company Sagent Advisors this summer that he said he got by utilizing University Career Services resources.
Jeffords attended the internship workshop his junior year and learned to navigate the website.
“If you know how to work through the UCS system and do a proper search, it is easier to navigate and see what opportunities are out there for you,” he said.
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