Choosing the right job or internship for you can be hard. This blog will walk you through how to decide what job or internship is right for you, and how to use your resources to find it.
Choosing the right job or internship starts with deciding what you are looking for. Start by asking yourself what you want to get out of the experience. Are you looking to make connections? Are you looking to secure an internship that can become a full-time job when you graduate? By deciding what you are looking for you will narrow down your search. Below are some questions you can ask yourself in order to decide what you are looking for:
- What do you enjoy doing?
- What skills are you looking to use and/or improve?
- What type of environment are you looking to work in?
You can also use online resources to help you figure out what type of jobs or internships you may want. Two amazing resources are Focus 2 and What can I do With This Major. Focus 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool that helps you assess your career-related qualities and explore compatible career fields. What can I do With This Major is a site that can help you connect majors to careers.
Once you answer these questions and reviewed the resources, it’s time to find a job or internship that fits what you’re looking for. A great resource for this is Road to Success. Road to Success is our online database where you can access internship and job postings, search for companies based on your major and/or interests, and view upcoming career-related events.
Road to Success can be accessed through the myNichols portal or on career.nichols.edu. Once you’re on the Road to Success homepage, click on the job search tab to begin looking at the jobs and internships that are available. Road to Success allows you to scroll through the jobs and internships, but also gives you the option to use search filters, so that you can quickly and easily find what you are looking for. The keyword search allows you to type in a keyword and will show you all results containing that word. You can also search by position type, and narrow down your results to just internships, part-time jobs, full-time jobs, or any combination of position types. The advanced search makes it so you can additionally search by job ID, industry, job category, job post/expiration dates, required degree, majors, organization name, or job location. Once you find a job or internship you like, you can add it to your favorites so that you can easily find it later. Road to Success also has an ‘email me new jobs’ option, where you can get notifications through email each time a new job is posted.
Once you decide what you want out of a job or internship and use your resources, you will be able to find the jobs and internships that are perfect for YOU. You can always stop by the Career and Professional Development Center in Fels 203, or call at 508-213-2489.