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Starting Your Student Job Search

Tips Every College Student Should Know

Get started with your student job search, whether you’re looking for an internship or your first full-time job.

Job searching is more than writing a great resume. Learning what positions are available is an important first step in any student job search.

The Ins and Outs of Internships

Internships can be a great opportunity in your student job search. They can give you a sense of how a workplace runs and offer you a chance to test out possible career paths. Internships also give students valuable experience for their job search after graduation.

You can find a summer internship that doesn’t conflict with your classes, or a longer internship during the year that gives you more responsibility and time to settle into the company. Your internship might even turn into a full-time job!

The Search for Your First Job

If you’re looking for your first job after college, there are many places to start your search as a student. Use your college’s resources, like college job fairs and career centers, to help you find opportunities that match your interests. Remember: your job search also requires an up-to-date resume and some patience!

Networking

Networking for jobs can be the key to finding the position you want, and it’s easy to build your network for your future job search while you’re still a student.

Talk to friends, family, alumni of your college, and previous employers or coworkers about their jobs. You’ll not only learn a lot about the opportunities available to you, but also get a head start on your job search.