Career Services highly recommends that students complete at least one internship during their college careers. Relevant volunteer experiences or part-time jobs are also considered valuable ways to extend knowledge beyond the classroom and build transferable skills.

INTERNSHIPS ARE VALUABLE FOR

  1. Gaining out-of-class experience; taking what you’ve learned in the classroom and applying it in the world of work.
  2. Building skills and acquiring an understanding of the demands of a particular career field.
  3. Deciding if this type of work is a good fit for you.
  4. Increasing your marketability with employers or graduate schools.
  5. Enhancing your confidence in your abilities.
  6. Beginning to create a professional network.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE A KEY FOR JOB-SEARCH SUCCESS

Nearly three-quarters of surveyed employers said they prefer to hire job candidates who have pertinent experience.  Read more

CHECK OUT THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND LINKS BELOW AS YOU BEGIN YOUR INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Focus

Network

Search

 Additional Resources

  • Internship Timeline
  • On-site Library – Career Services’ on-site library includes internship resources.
  • Attend Career Fairs & Networking Events
    • OWU Career & Graduate School Fair – Held on-campus each fall, this event includes employers seeking to fill full-time positions, internships and summer jobs.
    • OFIC CareerFest – This career fair is held every spring semester in Columbus; over 100 employers participate to talk with students about jobs and internships.
    • OWU Internship & Summer Job Fair – Held on-campus every spring
    • Munch & Mingle – OWU alumni return to campus each fall to network with students.
    • Internship Panel – Held in the spring semester, current OWU students discuss their internship experiences.
    • Other events to be announced.
    • Making Career Fairs Work for You
  • Seek advice from your professors and academic advisor.
  • Additional Opportunities - A great link to find additional career opportunities