Career Blog: Internships

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Preparing for an Internship Interview

Published: November 30, 2018 by Evelyn Hudson

Interviewing for an internship is similar to a job interview, but not exactly the same. You most likely aren’t getting paid, so the stakes aren’t as high, and you are looking for more of a learning experience. Preparing for the internship interview is also a bit different. Follow these tips to properly prepare yourself for the interview and have a better chance of landing the internship!

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Creating Your Dream Internship

Published: June 19, 2018 by Evelyn Hudson

Have you always planned on doing an internship before you graduate? Do you know exactly what kind of internship you want?

But, what happens when you can’t find that dream internship?

The answer is simple: create it yourself!

Yes, you really can! With a little prep work, you can create the internship of your dreams at any organization you choose, even if they don’t offer it now.

Prep Work

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Community Sourced Wisdom

Published: December 8, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

We’re almost to the end! Some of you are probably already done for the semester, while others still have a few days, so I thought this might be a good time for some alumni wisdom. You know, wise words to help us de-stress (that’s a real coping mechanism, right?).

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How My Internship Strategy Paid Off

Published: September 29, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

A good piece of advice that was repeated over and over in the iSchool’s alumni survey was, “No matter what else you do, be sure to do an internship before you graduate.”

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Handshake: SJSU’s New Jobs Database

Published: September 12, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

If you are not brand new to the iSchool, you may remember SpartaJobs, SJSU’s job database. SpartaJobs is dead; long live Handshake! Handshake is the name of the new database, and it couldn’t be easier to start using. Current students automatically have access, and recent alumni retain access for one year post-graduation.

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Supercharge Your Career with an Internship

Published: May 16, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Did you know the iSchool maintains an Internship Database? It does! There are virtual and on-site positions, as well as both paid and unpaid internships. You can search by city, organization type, keyword, and more; you also can save listings that intrigue you. The opportunities in the database have all be vetted by the school, so you can be confident that:

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Drop the Ball to Achieve More

Published: April 25, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Particularly during this time in our lives, when student-specific opportunities abound, regular evaluation of our commitments and choices makes sense.

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Feeling Presidential?

Published: February 21, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Learn all about Presidential Libraries and how to work there.

Has Presidents Day gotten you thinking about presidential libraries? Maybe you saw the news flying around Twitter last week that Barack and Michelle Obama wanted to hire an intern? Bad news, the deadline’s passed – but there are still ways to work at one of these august institutions. 

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Career Advice from Michelle, A Recent Grad

Published: January 20, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Are you just starting INFO 203? Welcome to the iSchool and the Career Blog! Not as new as that? You’re just as welcome! In the spirit of resolutions and new beginnings, I asked some recent graduates to share their wisdom and advice for new students, but what’s below is 100% applicable to all of us in the program.