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Getting Involved

Gaining experience to compete for an internship is very important.  Identifying a major prior to gaining experience is not required.  Often students ask “How do I obtain an internship when I don’t have any experience?”   The best place to start gaining skills and experience for your resume is through experiential education activities such as joining a student organization, participating in research, volunteering at a local organization or participating in study abroad.  These activities allow students to begin developing or enhancing skills such as time management and interpersonal communication.  Start small by being an active member of an organization or group and then work toward taking initiative through serving on a committee or in a leadership role.  Employers value the skills students gain in these experiences.  Part-time jobs also allow students to gain essential skills employers seek as well as help students build their resume.