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2 Finding Internships and Jobs Career Center 206 STU 101B DeVos www.gvsu.edu/careers 616-331-3311

3 Designing Your Strategy  Know what you are looking for  Search online resources  Assemble materials  Identify potential leads/contacts  Develop an introduction  Network  Contact employers  Follow-up

4 Know What You’re Looking For  What are my interests, passions, and values?  What are my skills and abilities?  What steps can I take/have I taken to test them out? ---------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.gvsu.edu/careers/exploring- majors-and-careers-20.htm

5 Online Resources Internship and Job Search Sites  LakerJobs- www.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs- Use your GVSU network ID and passwordwww.gvsu.edu/lakerjobs-  Intern in Michigan- www.interninmichigan.comwww.interninmichigan.com  Indeed.com  Idealist.org  Urban Employ- www.urbanemploy.comwww.urbanemploy.com Networking Sites  Career One Stop- www.careeronestop.orgwww.careeronestop.org  Help a Job Seeker  Find Employer Contact Information  LinkedIn- www.linkedin.comwww.linkedin.com

6 Assemble Your Materials  Resume  References  Cover Letter/Letter of Inquiry  Writing Samples

7 Designing Your Strategy KKnow what you are looking for SSearch online resources AAssemble materials IIdentify potential leads/contacts DDevelop an introduction NNetwork CContact employers FFollow-up

8 Introduction  My name is:___________________________________  I’m studying:__________________________________  I have a passion for/interest in:_________________  Your organization/company really grabbed my attention because:____________________________  I have skills such as:___________________________  and would love to help/work on/assist with:______  I was wondering who I might speak with about doing an internship with your organization/company.

9 Network  Career Center and GVSU Events  Networking Organizations  Chamber of Commerce  Professional Associations  Alumni events  Informational Interviewing  Job Shadowing  LinkedIn  Career Contact Bank

10 Designing Your Strategy KKnow what you are looking for SSearch online resources AAssemble materials IIdentify potential leads/contacts DDevelop an introduction NNetwork CContact employers FFollow-up

11 Come See Us!  Allendale Campus  206 STU  616-331-3311  Time for Tens: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs 10am-12pm 1pm-3pm  DeVos Campus  101B DeVos  616-331-6708  Time for Tens: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs 10am-12pm 1pm-3pm www.gvsu.edu/careers


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