Meet with Recruiters this Spring to Find an Internship or Explore Your Summer Options!

Join the 2023 Internship & Summer Opportunities Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Pacific Hall. Students will have a chance to meet with recruiters, apply to a variety of internship opportunities, and ultimately gain experience closely related to your major(s) and/or career choices.

Internships are a wonderful way to explore the intersection of academic work and the professional world. Students apply the concepts from the classroom to take part in and more deeply understand career paths and opportunities in various fields. An internship is also a great way to gain valuable experience in a potential career field.

The Expo can also help you start planning for summer. Pacific faculty and staff and local employers will be available to answer your questions about summer, including:

  • Employment on and off campus
  • Summer coursework
  • Internships and civic engagement
  • Research
  • Campus housing

Visit the Academic and Career Advising Center in Pacific Hall to prepare by reviewing your resume or job application, or learning tips for networking and interviewing

Register in advance for the Internship & Summer Opportunities Expo.

Also coming this spring:

  • Post-Grad Work Fair highlighting after-college jobs and graduate school opportunities for upperclassmen and newly graduated Bachelor students.

Tips for attending the in-person fair:

  • Research who will be there. Review the most recent list of employers attending the fair on Handshake. No need to internet stalk them, just narrow it down to some businesses that you are willing to work for. Select 3-7 businesses to talk to, this will help you better navigate the fair.
  • Dress to impress. It's all about the first impressions! Clothes should be in good condition, clean and wrinkle and lint free. Check out this cool guide on how to dress for success!
  • Prepare a few talking points. The employers that you meet with want to learn more about you. So think of an “elevator pitch” about yourself — a short overview about your background, studies, and career goals. Practice with a friend or family member so you’re ready when it’s time to introduce yourself to a recruiter.
  • Come up with some universal questions and be prepared for small talk. Asking people about their day, their work and what they are looking for in a candidate may sound tedious but it is guaranteed to make you seem like a polite person and a good candidate. If there are any places from your research that seem particularly enthralling, develop more questions for them to really demonstrate your interest. Have a pen and paper nearby so you can jot down new questions that you think of during the conversation. 

Is this your first career event? Feeling nervous and unsure how to prepare? Is your resume ready? The Academic and Career Advising Center has your back! Check out this fair prep video to receive some great tips such as interview readiness, networking advice, guidance on navigating the Handshake virtual fair platform, ideas on how to develop a successful elevator pitch and more! 

Schedule a next day appointment to freshen up your resume with any of our advisors.

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