Internships can provide numerous opportunities for you to learn cross-functional skills in different departments of an organization and this increase in work-related knowledge can enhance your resume and marketability when it is time to find a full-time job. Internships also provide opportunities for you to expand your professional networks as you will work with and meet people who might connect you to additional internships or jobs. Internships can also serve as an extended job interview; employers often hire high-performing interns for full-time jobs at their internship sites.
Once you know what kinds of jobs or careers interest you, you should utilize all resources available to you to find possible internship opportunities.
Poet Paths – Whittier College’s internship and job search site for students and alumni. Log in regularly to find new listings.
AfterCollege is another online resource with a wide range of internship listings.
Your Professional Network – Now is the time to start building your connections to people in your areas of interest. These people might include peers, professors, former supervisors or co-workers, or alumni. Learn more about opportunities by asking for an informational interview or inquire about openings.
Whittier Alumni – Use LinkedIn to find Whittier College alumni and contact them to request an informational interview.