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Career Services Center

261 Schwartz Center
330-672-2360

Job Postings & Employers
cscjobs@kent.edu

KSU Student Employment
campusworks@kent.edu

General Questions
career@kent.edu


Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment


Drop-In Career Counseling

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.

 

 

Internship Prep

Internships are a great way to build skills, gain experience and a first-hand look at occupations.

Employers value interns who bring new ideas to the workplace and are now the number one way in which employers identify future hires.

"This was a great organization to intern with. They were dedicated to making the experience valuable for all."

- KSU Intern

Experience 
Find internships on the Experience Job & Internship Board

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How to Prepare for and Make the Most of an Internship

1.  Assess Your Readiness for an Internship
  • Are you confident about your career goals?
  • When do you wish to complete an internship and is it required of your program?
  • Do you know the basics?

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    Internships can occur year round, typically last about 10 - 15 weeks, and often range from 10-30 work hours per week.
    » Details about the number of hours worked, length of internship, rate of pay, and other specifics are negotiated between employers and interns. 
    » If registering for academic credit, you will also need to meet academic program requirements and should contact the appropriate department internship contact for prior approval.
2.  Create a Professional Image on Paper and Online
3.  Locate and Apply for Internships
4.  Practice Interviewing
5.  Convey Professionalism at All Times
  • Arrive on time, dress in business attire, and display a strong work ethic.
  • Respect office protocols and learn all you can about the organization, industry, and profession. 
  • Network by speaking to people in all positions and seek out a mentor.
  • Communicate regularly with your supervisor. Listen, ask questions, complete assigned projects, and ask for new tasks, as appropriate.
  • Show initiative by being willing to learn new skills.
6.  Reflect on What you Learned and Leave a Positive Impression
  • Request references from your supervisor and/or other colleagues.
  • Update your resume to include the internship experience.
  • Reflect on your experience and feedback from your supervisor. 
  • Affirm or redefine your career aspirations and next-steps with a career counselor.

 Internships Around the World!

Access Going Global via our
Experience Job & Internship Board. Find H1B employers,
work permit/visa regulations, 
cultural advice, and more.

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