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Internships & Job Search

Job Search Strategies

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to review your resume or cover letter, practice interview skills, and discuss your search.
  • Search Handshake for Earlham Network Employers. Earlham Network Employers are employers who have forged a relationship with Earlham and are interested in hiring Earlham students and graduates. Find these employers by filtering for “earlham network employer” under “Labels” in Handshake.
  • Talk to people in your network for new leads and ideas–your Career Coach, Academic Adviser, professors, family members, and friends. Meet with your Career Coach to learn about leveraging LinkedIn, including the alumni search tool.
  • Use discretion when applying for jobs online. Read this list of safety tips to learn more about how to avoid scams in the job search.
  • Tailor your applications. Sending out the same generic cover letter and resume to every organization isn’t a good way to catch an employer’s eye. Research the position and make the case for why you are the best candidate for this specific job.
  • Cast a wide net. Just like when you apply for college or grad school, applying for jobs can be a lengthy process. Try not to get discouraged! Talk to your friends, family, and classmates about what you’re looking for–you never know where a job lead could come from.

 

When considering a job or internship offer, make sure you think through the following:

Where will I live? What is the cost of living in this location?

How will I get to and from work, the grocery, etc.? Is public transportation an option in this location?

Does the job pay enough/do I have enough funding to cover my expenses for the entire experience? If not, will I need a second job or another source of income?

Will I need a passport or visa to be able to participate in this experience?

Internship guide for students

Internships are a quintessential part of the college experience. They offer college students a chance to integrate their classroom knowledge in a professional setting. Internships provide students with insight about their prospective careers and show what it takes to be …

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Do Not Apply – Spot a Social Media Job Scam

Social media is a hot spot to post and find job listings, but it’s not always clear what is legitimate. Unfortunately, scammers have mastered targeting and taking advantage of desperate job seekers and people fall victim to jobs that are …

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Job hunting & career management solutions
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How to Turn Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Job

So you landed a summer internship – congratulations! Now that you’ve made the obligatory Facebook/LinkedIn post and changed that status to employed, you may be thinking about what you can do to make a lasting impression at one of your first …

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Adulting in Boston

I always thought I wouldn’t enjoy city life that much. Bustling neighborhoods with tireless people walking with purpose to start off their day, the busy public transportations, crowded local places at lunch hours, and young professionals with their business casual …

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10 of The Highest Paying Jobs for Early Career Candidates

When you’re young, it’s hard not to think about money. Money you want to spend, money you want to invest, money you want to share with your family, and money that you want to earn. Depending on who you are …

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Resources

ArtBound Initiative Home Page

ArtBound Initiative connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. With a …

Pandemic policy for independent activities off-campus

LAST UPDATED: September 9, 2021

During the winter break of 2021-22, fully vaccinated* students may participate in in-person, off-campus activities …

Featured Classes

Epic 171: Professional Foundations

Caroline Wagner
The Professional Foundations course is a required pre-departure course for students participating in Earlham-funded summer internships and independent student experiences…

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