Experience that sets you apart
Exploring a future career through an internship, volunteer position or career shadowing may be just the edge you need to set you apart from the average job seeker. Each opportunity is a way to "experience the experience," add clout to your résumé and a chance to learn how to interact effectively in employment situations.
This is one of the most effective and widely recognized methods for students to obtain hands-on work experience in a professional setting. EFSC provides students this Internship opportunity through credit-earning educational settings during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The goal is to reinforce the students’ learning experience as it relates to their major course of study. Many vocational and technical programs also offer such opportunities. Students interested in an internship should contact any Career Center for further information. Internships opportunities also can be viewed on College Central Network Services.
Lacking practical job experience? Volunteering is a great option for gaining experience and may be used on a résumé as work experience. Numerous agencies across the county are actively seeking volunteers. Lists are available in the Career Centers, or research options through the internet. Students seeking college credit through volunteering should contact EFSC’s Center for Service Learning.
For students unsure of the work environment or actual job requirements, a career shadowing opportunity is a great choice because students can spend a few hours or a full day at an active work site. The Career Center facilitates this by interviewing students to assess their needs and interests and then matching them with a verified job shadowing opportunity. Contact us to start the process.