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How to Find Job and Internship Opportunities


When Should You Apply

Most organizations are looking for candidates to fill an immediate opening. This typically means you should be applying the semester prior to the anticipated start date. Similarly, most internship recruitment occurs a semester in advance. However, depending on the industry/organization you are targeting, you may have to apply even earlier. Refer to the guide below for a general timeline. *Note: This does not apply to every organization and industry, so please do your research!
Make sure to get your resume reviewed before you apply: Submit your resume here to have it reviewed by a career coach! Comments and revisions will be sent back to you within 3 business days. 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester Summer
Students graduating in December and May Students graduating in May looking for full-time jobs  
Students looking for Spring and Summer internships Students looking for Summer internships Students looking for Fall internships 


Additional Job and Internship Resources

Diversity Resources - career information pertaining to special populations
Glassdoor - company reviews, salary information, and job boards
Interstride - for international students looking for US jobs and US students looking for international jobs
Indeed - job and internship postings
WorkinTexas - find jobs in state and local government through the Texas Workforce Commission
Idealists - non-profit jobs and internships
Internships.com - various internship listings
LinkedIn - job and internship listings, company research, alumni networking
TIDES - CNS office assisting students in searching for research opportunities
USAJobs - federal government jobs and internships
Vault - information on industries, professions, and companies
What Can I Do With My Major? - professional associations, job boards, and occupation outlooks
ZipRecruiter - internship postings

Want to earn course credit for your internship?  Learn about our Internship in the Sciences course!


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