There comes a time in every student’s life when they must ask themselves, “Is it time for me to start an internship?” If you find yourself in this conundrum, you’ve come to the right place. In less than 400 words, I’ll provide you with answers to your most pressing questions and clear up the fog surrounding internship season at Long Beach State.
So, is it time for you to get an internship? Typically, the answer depends on three things: your free time, your goals and your current level of experience. For a student with free time, the desire to build their resume and a lack of experience in their desired field, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Since free time is typically the most difficult requirement for students to meet, see if you can schedule classes and jobs around a potential internship to maximize your time management.
Now that the question of “Should I?” has been answered, you might be wondering, “Where can I find all of these fabled internships?” Luckily for you, LBSU has set up several avenues for you to find the right internship depending on your interests, student level, major and several other considerations.
The best place to find these internships, in addition to part-time and full-time jobs, is CareerLink. This service, provided by the Career Development Center, has over 13,000 jobs and internships posted annually and can be accessed by all students throughSingle Sign-On. Students can create a personalized, professional profile and apply to countless internships at the click of a mouse. Be sure to take advantage of this service and increase your professional presence!
In addition to the opportunities found on CareerLink, ASI also offers a variety of internships and part-time jobs throughout the semester, all of which can be found here. These positions are a great opportunity to work on campus and give back to the Beach community, enriching your fellow students’ lives in the process.
For more information regarding job fairs, on-campus interview practice and job search resources, check out the services provided by the Career Development Center on their website.
By utilizing student services here at LBSU, you can build a resume that will propel you to the top of the professional ladder. Don’t hesitate to get the ball rolling with an internship this season. Happy hunting!