Finding an internship, job or research position doesn't have to be difficult!
Watch this short video and explore the tabs to the left to learn more about how to land a job, including
- what makes a job search successful
- how to become an expert in networking
- how to create a professional image online
Then use the research tools below to begin exploring what opportunities are currently available.
Job, Internship & Research Opportunity Search Tools
Research shows that students who have participated in some type of experiential learning experience, such as a job, internship or research position, are more successful at securing a full-time position after graduation.
Utilize the following tools to help you find a meaningful opportunity.
Handshake is where it all begins for CNS students searching for jobs, internships, mentors, and career related events. It is our online job database where employers post job or internship positions and students can search for on-campus information sessions. Be sure to review the ABC Student Code of Ethics before engaging on Handshake.
SCIENCE CAREERS JOB BOARD
Participating in research as an undergraduate student is a wonderful way to develop professional experience while also further exploring your academic interests outside the classroom. Opportunities abound for school-year or summer-break positions. In addition to speaking with your professors about opportunities that may be available, be sure to check out these additional resources:
- College of Natural Sciences Coordinated Opportunities
- EUREKA Database
- Office of Undergraduate Research
- Undergraduate Research: Getting Started *Includes sample email to professors for research requests
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES
Finding a position as an international student comes with its own set of challenges as it relates to your work status and/or CPT and OPT. You should always consult with your adviser from the International Office to fully understand the benefits and restrictions affiliated with your visa.
APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS
Many online databases utilize Applicant Tracking Systems. These systems allow employers to easily receive and sort through large numbers of applications. Review this guide to better your chances of being selected when applying through these systems.
Short-term work and projects are another terrific way to build up your resume, make a little money and discover whether or not your actually interested in a specific industry, company or role. Check out HireOwl to find these kinds of opportunities, at no cost to you.