Planning Your Future - Get Experience

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Resources to Gain Experience 

Learning by doing is a valuable way to research possible career paths, so plan on acquiring experience early. Whether you join a student organization on campus, volunteer, obtain an internship, or work part time, getting hands-on experience will help you make smarter academic and career decisions.

Practical experiences will also make it easier for you to Make Connections with potential mentors or networking contacts.

 

Reality Check
Externships allow you to explore a career field without the longer-term commitment of an internship and to gain more knowledge than from a brief informational interview. A typical externship lasts one to four days and takes place at the sponsor's work site. In many instances, sponsors have been an ongoing source of information and advice for student externs.

 

Career Center Services & Resources

Resources to Gain Experience

 

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