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You need experiences not only to build a resume, but to discuss when networking and interviewing for jobs. Think broadly about the experiences in which you develop desirable skills and knowledge.

1. Co-curricular activities

2. Volunteer

3. Community-based/Service-learning coursework

4. Paid or Unpaid internships

5. Jobs


 

 1. Co-curricular activities

Get involved in co-curricular activities and organizations that excite you. These experience build competencies employers are looking for.

    • Find activities by searching the Maize Pages
    • Visit the Student Organization fests
    • Learn as much as you can and take leadership roles in projects that matter to you
    • Take your organization to the Ginsberg Center and take advantage of their advising services

 

2. Volunteer

Volunteering not only communicates the causes that you care about, but helps you build important skills.

    • LinkedIn research shows that 1 out of 5 hiring managers in the US has hired a candidate because of their volunteer experience.
    • Plan service projects with your existing organization. The Ginsberg Center can help you find a community partner
    • Keep a journal, it will be useful to look back on meaningful moments of learning and growth in order to talk about your experiences in cover letters and interviews

 

 

 

 

3. Community-based/Service-learning coursework

  • Taking classes with a community-based or service-learning component provides unique opportunities to connect your academic work to lived experience
  • These classes also provide networking opportunities that may lead to continued work after the coursework ends
  • The GEIU program also offers unique opportunities to engage deeply with communities abroad
  • Keep a journal, it will be useful to look back on meaningful moments of learning and growth in order to talk about your experiences in cover letters and interviews

4. Paid or Unpaid internships

Internships can be paid or unpaid and offer valuable work experience. The University has many services that can connect you with internship opportunities:

5. Jobs

  • If you have a summer job, a part-time job, or work full-time, learn to talk about those experiences in your resume and cover letters when applying for future employment
  • Maintain a professional relationship with supervisors and managers who can serve as strong references
  • produce a list of the skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquire