Obtain an Internship
By graduating with one or more internship experiences, you position yourself for meaningful career employment in the global economy. Internships allow you to combine career-related work experience with academic coursework to enrich your total educational experience, while earning academic credit and pay!
Through USU’s internship program, you gain the kind of career-related experience employers want. Also, you:
- Gain valuable experience for your resume.
- Become more marketable for the job market or graduate school.
- Build networking relationships/contacts for the future.
- Increase your chances by 70% of obtaining a job offer from your internship employer.
- Earn college credit and pay
You will want to utilize a variety of tools and strategies in searching for the ideal internship experience. AGGIE Handshake is the premier tool to help you interface with a wide range of employers and alumni. Use this online networking and job posting system to view and apply for internships and to make direct contact with employers and alumni from all types of organizations and agencies.
Visit your Career Coach to create a customized strategy to find the internship that will give you the employment and skills necessary to succeed in the global marketplace. Start early to obtain an internship that fits your career goals.
“I am so grateful to Career Services for helping me obtain my summer internship with Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City as an infrastructure engineer. The interview was exactly what my career coach and I prepared for during our mock interview. The help I received at Career Services were instrumental in helping me obtain this highly competitive internship.”Wilberto Nunez, Mechanical Engineering Intern, Goldman Sachs
A recent employer survey indicated that over 72% of employers prefer to hire candidates who have internship experience.
Source: Job Outlook, 2011, National Association of Colleges and Employers