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Gain New Experience Without Giving Up Your Day Job

By Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

If you are transitioning into a new career, gaining initial experience can be a difficult feat. It’s far too easy to say, “Oh, just get an internship.” For many, however, particularly those with family responsibilities or who wish to maintain a certain standard of living, a full-time internship may not always be the answer. Here are some alternate ways to gain resume-worthy experience while keeping your day job.

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Going Public: Strategies for Career Re-Entery

By Kristen Carter Contributor, Career Services I recently attended a conference where I had the pleasure of listening to one of the keynote speakers, Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch. As the name of her organization suggests, Ms. Cohen addressed the topic of how to best “re-launch” oneself after a career break. As a career coach, I have worked with clients who have articulated this very challenge—how to get back in the game with a significant employment gap on a resume. While the reasons for a career break often vary (e.g., a parent taking time off to care for their children or handling a family member’s health issue), reconfiguring one’s job search strategy is a must.

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 4

Start looking early.

This might be the cardinal rule! Deadlines for applications to internship programs can vary. It is essential that you start researching early, since most application deadlines are a minimum of four to five months prior to the start date of that internship.…

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 3

Use search terms that are simultaneously specific and broad.

How is it possible to be simultaneously specific and broad? With regard to being broad, what is important to remember is that different internship opportunities go by different names, therefore, your parameters should be set broad enough to capture all of the internships in your field.…

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 2

Look to see what information others have aggregated.

There is really no need for you to start from scratch when you begin to look for internships. I think it is reasonable to assume that someone, somewhere, has looked for internships in the very field in which you are looking to intern.…

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship, Rule 1

Start with what you already know.

Finding an internship, many times, can be a simple matter of using information that you already have. When you are looking for an internship, begin by making a list of public and private institutions you know require degrees in your field of study.…

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Examining the puzzling process of finding an internship

The Map

Admittedly, the task of locating an internship can be somewhat agonizing. Nothing is more excruciating than the feeling that comes with the realization that, after spending innumerable hours staring at a computer screen and exploring the farthest reaches of the internet, either you have missed an application deadline or you do not meet the eligibility requirements of those internships you found. …

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Four tips for finding a federal internship

Two years ago, I immersed myself in the world of federal internships. I waded through over one hundred agency websites, compiled a database of hundreds of federal student programs, and sought to learn everything there is to know about federal internships—which agencies have them, the differences between agency programs, and, perhaps most importantly, how to get a federal internship.

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