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?

Taming the Critical Voice of Self-Doubt

Do you have trouble representing your own achievements without adding qualifiers like “I think I did OK” or “I believe my performance was good”? This article addresses the sources of this self-doubt and gives tips for knowing when and how …

By Roger Adkins
Roger Adkins Executive Director, Center for Global and Career Education Roger Adkins
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Earlham EPIC Grand Challenge

Eligibility for Participation

Individuals and teams comprising up to five members can participate in the EPIC Grand Challenge. The CEIC encourages team participation, as one of the criteria for judging is interdisciplinary academics. Current students from Earlham College, Earlham School …

By Eboni Stevens
Eboni Stevens Asst. Director of EPIC Communications and Career Coach Eboni Stevens
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3 New Job Interview Questions Companies Are Asking Right Now

The pandemic has upended the professional world globally, and patterns of how, where, and when people work may never be the same as they were before it began. This article examines three of the now-common questions in job interviews and …

By Roger Adkins
Roger Adkins Executive Director, Center for Global and Career Education Roger Adkins
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Center for Global and Career Education

Interviewing for a position but not sure it’s the right fit? Gauging a company’s culture through an interview can be hard, but this article reminds us it’s still possible to learn about work culture when interviewing. Check it out to learn more:

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International Students and Off-Campus Employment Options

International students who are on F-1 visas have some very specific rules related to any sort of employment they might thing about pursuing. The flow chart attempts to demonstrate the process by which an international student advisor would use to …

By Candice Marshall
Candice Marshall Director of International Student and Scholar Services Candice Marshall
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EPIC 171:Foundations

Prof. Marya Bower
The EPIC Foundations course is a required pre-departure course for students participating in Earlham-funded summer internships and independent student experiences…

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