What should I do first?

  • First, obtain a copy of our Resume Essentials Handout . After reading the resume guide, write (or update) your resume Create a resume draft.
  • The more work you do on your resume at home, the more beneficial your 30-minute meeting will be and the quicker we’ll be able to help you find an internship.

• A job-site platform for you to access jobs, internships, & career events based on your interests & skills.

• Search and apply for Internships on Handshake.

  • Make an appointment with Internship coordinator. Email your resume to Internship coordinator before your appointment. Schedule an appointment
  • You will need to complete Steps 1 & 2 before meeting with the Internship Specialist.

  • In addition to writing a resume and creating a HandShake account, you should also consider the type of internship you want.
  •  Think about the kinds of activities you imagine yourself doing and the kinds of skills you imagine yourself using. Do you have a preference about the kind of organization/company (small/large, private/public, for-profit/non-profit, etc.)?

Also, consider the following questions:

  • How many hours per week can you devote to an internship?
  • What are the specific times and days that you are available to work?
  • What geographic area can you potentially work in? Do you have a car?
  • What other limitations, problems, or concerns can you think of?

You can and should enter all of this information into Handshake.

  • During your appointment, we will talk about the kind of internship you would like. We will also review your resume to make sure it’s looking perfect. It may seem obvious, but if your resume isn’t in great shape, you’re less likely to get called for an interview.

• The Internship Specialist will make some suggestions and check to make sure your resume meets our minimum requirements. Then you will discuss a strategy for finding an internship.

You need to create a Handshake account before meeting with a BC Internship Coordinator.
The web address is: Handshake

Last Updated June 21, 2022