Planning Your Future - Get 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.
Career Center Services & Resources
Resources to Gain Experience
Volunteer Experience - Consider obtaining hands-on experience through volunteer work.
Temporary Employment - Temporary work gives you the opportunity for a summer job, a job immediately following graduation, a job before going to graduate school, or a way to test the waters before making a career decision. Read our tips for working with temporary agencies.
Post-BA Fellowships/Internships - Upon graduation, you may want to take advantage of a post-BA fellowship or internship to specialize in an area of research or a career area of interest. Review our list of major organizations that offer annual fellowships and internships for undergraduate students.