January 18th, 2018
By: Justin Luby ’19
You just came back to campus from Christmas break and you’re heading into your spring semester – what’s the first thing you do? Well that’s a tough answer, but if you ask Career Services, beginning the process of landing a summer internship should your first step!
So, how do you start? Luckily, we’ve got lots of good leads for you:
- The OIFC CareerFest – One of the largest, most attended career fairs in Ohio! This fair is held on February 2nd at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus and is open only to students of private colleges and universities in Ohio. There will be hundreds of recruiters and thousands of opportunities that companies across the nation want to fill with students like yourself! You will not get a better chance to network and meet recruiters than you will at this event, so consider making the trip to Columbus – it’ll be well worth your time and effort.
- The Spring Job and Internship Fair – This is the easiest possible way to get into contact with great companies and recruiters of the field you’re interested in! On February 22nd, Career Services will bring 35 recruiters, all from different companies and fields of interest, into the Geil Lounge in the basement of the student center. At this point, all you’ll need to do is dress formally, print some copies of your resume, and have a smile on your face. These companies chose to come to Wittenberg to recruit students – they obviously want to hire students from our campus! These job and internship fairs have worked wonders for Wittenberg students in the past and will do the same for you.
- The New Wittenberg Tiger Den Job Board – An awesome campus resource. The jobs that make up this board are posted by companies around the nation specifically on Wittenberg’s Job Board, meaning they are specifically inquiring about Wittenberg students. Log into the job seeker and start searching for jobs and internships in your field, as there are currently over 300 opportunities posted. If you’re ever having trouble logging in or need assistance searching the job board for what you want, stop by Career Services during walk-ins or make an appointment so we can help.
- CareerShift – “The Google of job searching”, as some would call it. CareerShift can be accessed from the dashboard of the Wittenberg Job Board – just click the “CareerShift” logo at the bottom of the page and create an account by using the password reset system. This service is paid for by Wittenberg and it allows you to search for jobs that are posted on tons of different career websites (i.e. Indeed, Monster, GlassDoor, LinkedIn, etc.) for the best search results possible. This is the best online resource out there, so be sure to check it out because search results are nearly guaranteed. If you’re having trouble using CareerShift, stop by Career Services so we can show you how to open the door to endless opportunities posted by companies and recruiters across the nation.
Start the New Year off right and secure an internship early on in the spring! This is the prime hiring time for summer interns, so take action while you have the most options available to you. If you’re struggling, come see us in room 210 in the Compass Sweet Success Center, main floor of the Thomas Library and we’ll get you back on track in no time!