Gain Experience / Internships
This page offers resources for connecting with employers; however, the most effective job search begins with a plan. Make an appointment today to work with a career advisor to create a plan tailored to your goals. Arts & Sciences staff can also talk with you about marketing your liberal arts education to employers.
The experience you gain through student organizations (including sororities & fraternities), service work, research, athletics, and employment will help you determine what you like and don't like. Through these experiences you will further develop the skills employers are most interested in such as communication, teamwork and initiative.
Opportunities to consider:
Cornell Career Services also offers tips and a timeline for obtaining an internship.
Keep in mind that some prestigious or highly competitive internships, such as Time magazine, the U.S. Department of State, CIA, and some on-campus recruiting employers, will have application deadlines as early as October for summer opportunities. It's important to start your search early, so you don't miss out on opportunities. Check in with your Academic Advising Dean in The Cottage on the Quad early in your sophomore year.
The top 5 personal qualities/skills employers seek are:
- Ability to work in a team.
- Verbal communication skills
- Ability to make decisions and problem solve.
- Ability to obtain and process information
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
According to National Association of College's and Employers' Job Outlook 2013 survey
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