Job / Internship Preparation

, the key to a successful job or internship search is having a concrete plan for the path ahead. Knowing the right approach and what to include in your job or internship search tool kit can make all the difference in landing a great role. Today we will discuss some of the essential pieces to help you lay the groundwork.

Some people know exactly what they want to do when they graduate and have a narrow focus, while others might be open to a few different industries or types of roles. Both are ok! It is unrealistic to expect to land your dream job right out of college, so it is important to choose something that will give you the experience that can lead you there. For example, if you want to be a playwright, you could take a job as an editorial assistant or even writing social media marketing materials as your first step. Or say you want to be in sales, you might take a job that gives you some strong customer service skills. Maybe you want to work on climate change, but don’t know where to begin. The key is being both strategic and open minded at the same time!

, please move on to discover the primary tools you will need for the road ahead in the Tools, Templates and Other Resources topic.