You've got questions. Norwich University’s Career and Internship Center has answers.
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Q: How do I best prepare myself for my career?
A: The Career and Internship Center works with all undergraduate Corps, civilian and international students to develop career competencies and readiness skills. We help students explore and plan careers and graduate school, develop personal brand, write résumés and cover letters, sharpen interview techniques and develop professionalism. We also help students network, negotiate salaries and offers and search for jobs and internships. To begin, download the career readiness checklist and get started.
Q: Where and when do students usually do an internship?
A: We typically recommend students intern in their junior or senior years, although some students secure internships earlier. The summer between junior and senior year is the most popular time to intern. Most employers look for interns who have at least two years of coursework in their major. With this foundational knowledge, the students can feel more confident and can contribute meaningfully to their organizations.
Q: How can I find an internship?
A: There are many resources available to find an internship. The Career Services Center is a great place to start; you can schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss your internship search strategy. We also maintain connections with many companies and post internship listings from employers that seek Norwich students through Handshake. You will also find many other internship search sites in the Resource Library on Handshake under internships. The NU Internship Guide contains a list of internships by major.
Q: What is the CityLAB program?
A: Norwich University’s CityLAB program lets qualified NU sophomores, juniors and seniors complete a six-credit internship course while working in either Washington D.C., Denver, Boston or Berlin, Germany. These opportunities are cost-neutral, which means tuition and housing costs to study in these locations are the same that they’d be on the main Northfield, Vermont, campus. Students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher can round out their full-time course load with online courses while immersing themselves in an exciting city environment and enjoying all regular university services online.
Students can sign up for the program through Norwich University’s International Center:
Q: How do I get connected with Norwich alumni in my field?
A: Connecting with alumni can be intimidating for some students. However, they are there to help. In the summer, students can connect to alumni in Student Send-offs; all year, they can connect through Norwich Connects networking events, online platforms including the Norwich Network on LinkedIn, and career events such as career fairs, panels, and Homecoming.
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