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Experience

Gaining hands-on experience is one of the most valuable things you can do to build skills and knowledge in a particular area of interest. Whether the experience is paid or unpaid or inside or outside the classroom, it is all valuable experience!

  • Internships

    Don’t Just Get an Education: Experience It

    The best complement to a classroom education is a real-world education. Experiential learning has been a cornerstone of the Norwich student experience for 200 years.

    A strong internship places you in a work environment where you test and refine the skills you’ve learned in the classroom. So it should come as no surprise that more and more employers are expecting to see internships on resumes when they hire college grads. Internships can be paid, unpaid, for academic credit and not for credit. Nearly two out of three people hired straight out of college have internship experience.

    WHERE TO START: Internship Guide

    KNOW YOURSELF:

    • Explore companies or organizations that relate to your field of study.
    • Speak to your academic advisor or Norwich’s Internship Coordinator. 
    • Ask yourself, what are the specific goals you would like to gain from an internship, e.g. “I want to see how a marketing plan develops from beginning to end.”

    CREATE AN ACTION PLAN:

    • Create a list of target companies that match your interests, skills, and values.
    • Research organizations and their available career opportunities.
    • Set, track, and meet short-term goals, urgent deadlines, and small milestones (internship timeline).

    TAP IN TO YOUR NETWORK:

    • Use social media, such as LinkedIn, to reach out to Norwich alumni, family, and friends.
    • Set up informational interviews or job-shadowing experiences to make connections within your field of study.
    • Find Mentorship with Class2Class, a special virtual networking program offered by the NU Alumni Association.

    FIND AN INTERNSHIP:

    • Use Handshake to find an internship.
    • Create an Internship Learning Contract.
    • Start early:

    Term

    Recruiting Process

    Internship Dates

    Fall

    May - August

    September 1 - December 15

    Spring

    October - December

    January 15 - April 30

    Summer

    February - April

    May 15 - August 15

     

    EARN CREDIT:

    Norwich University offers academic credit in many subject areas; these can count toward electives within your major or minor. A complete list of internship courses can be found in the resources section of Handshake.

    TRANSPORTATION:

    Apply for mileage reimbursement to travel to your internship.

     

  • Work Experience

    Professional experience helps us to develop transferable skills such as work ethic, verbal and written communication, attention to detail, and critical thinking, among many others. Additionally, you gain an understanding of professionalism in the workplace and how companies operate. All experience is valuable in some way—it is all in how you sell it.

    Work-Study Job Postings

    Off-Campus and Professional Jobs: Handshake

    If you don’t have federal work study, the following places on campus offer student hourly positions: Sodexo (which operates Dunkin Donuts and the Mill), Conferences and Events, the Norwich University Bookstore (operated by Follett), and facilities.
  • Research and Fellowships

    There are many opportunities to work directly with faculty on research and projects outside the classroom. For many majors such as STEM, research can be just as important as an internship.

    Find a Research Opportunity

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Mailing Address
Career & Internship Center
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield VT 05663
Contact Us
Wise Campus Center, Room 232
Phone: 1 (802) 485-2125
Email: careers@norwich.edu
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in and by appointment

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