Finding Jobs and Internships
- Preparing for a Career Fair Outlines reasons to attend career fairs, what you should expect, tips for preparation, and suggestions for what to do at and after the fair.
- Professional Associations Professional associations are a great resource for career information and networking. This document provides tips for finding and contacting associations.
- Researching Organizations Essential to a successful job search is gathering information about the organization for which you hope to work. Included in this document are resources for engaging in this research.
The Career Development Center offers many electronic resources to help students find jobs and internships. Advisors are always available to show visitors which materials may be most relevant to them.
Before you start your search through these databases, remember that many jobs are never posted. To increase your chance of finding a job, internship, or funding, expand your professional network. Research and contact companies directly, volunteer, ask to job shadow, and request informational interviews.
- myIUcareers: A database of full-time, part-time, seasonal, work-study, and internship positions filtered and maintained by the Career Development Center. myIUcareers lists positions from local, national, and international organizations. It's also the first place to check for fairs, interviews, and other career-related events on campus.
- Career fairs: A list of the employers who are coming to campus to hire IU students. Attend and get information about a company, drop off your resume, or just talk and make contacts for the future. Before you go, read the handout on preparing for career fairs in our document library.
- Subscription lists: A selection of subscription databases accessible to IU students. These databases include job and internship listings, H-1B visa sponsors, information about nonprofits, and specialized information for arts, entertainment, sports, and environmental careers.
- Local Community Service Employers (work-study positions): In addition to using IUCareers.com to find positions, students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study might also contact these local organizations that also offer part-time Work-Study employment.
- Our web link library: A compilation of links to help students research career fields, professional associations, internships, and job openings. The links are categorized by specific career interest, national and international geographic region, and we've included lists of meta-sites and summer jobs.
The number of career resources can be overwhelming. If you need help or have questions, stop by the Center for a drop-in appointment and speak to an advisor. When you find a likely job, we are also available to go over your resume and cover letter or stage a mock interview.