Can You Find Your Costume?
What Are Your Career Goals?
Once You Obtain That Perfect Career, You Can
Select Where You Want To Live!
To Figure Out What That Perfect Career Is,
Consider Doing More Than One Internship To Help
You Develop Your Leadership Skills!
How to obtain them through your
skills and how to display them on
Internships-What are they?
Typically are one-time work or service experiences
related to a student's major or career goal
Generally involve a student working in a professional
setting under the supervision and monitoring of
Can be paid or unpaid and the student may or may
not receive academic credit for performing the
Are structured educational experiences which
incorporate productive work experience as a regular
part of a college student's curriculum
Why do an Internship?
Obtain experience in your field and the
opportunity to check out/hook onto a potential
These connections will be the hot ticket to get
you in the door for job interviews.
Student Advantages of
Build your resume.
Confirm your career decision and major.
Explore careers within your major.
Experience different work cultures.
Gain a competitive advantage over your
Build a network of business contacts. Studies
have found that interns are more readily
employed after graduation.
More Student Advantages:
Expand oral and written
communication, teamwork, and
Gain self confidence
Gain motivation in your field of study
Discover your strong and weak points
and the skills you need to improve on
Learn what is expected of you in the
Why Do Employers Want You As
New talent and ideas
Use the intern process as a recruiting tool. If
they like you they will keep you
You can help with projects they did not have
the people power to do
You are cheap labor! You lower labor costs
You provide exposure for the company on-
campus and in the community
Help with diversity hiring
Check These Stats Out!!
10% of what we hear
15% of what we see
20% of what we hear and see
40% of what we discuss
80% of what we experience
Guess what-internships are experience!!
Do more than one!!
Now You Know What An Internship
Is-How Do You Obtain One?
You must do your research and locate the
organization you wish to intern with
Look for posted internships anywhere you can-Use
Career Services, your faculty, your contacts, etc.
If they are posted-APPLY!
If there is a company you want to do an internship
with and they do not have an internship posted-
DON’T GIVE UP! Contact them and inquire about
internship possibilities if they are not posted
Applying For An Internship
Typically it requires a resume-a GOOD
What skills do employers look for on that
Honesty, Integrity, Interpersonal,
Communication, Motivation, Initiative,
Flexibility, Adaptability, Computer,
Teamwork and Leadership Skills
How Do You Show Your Stuff (Leadership
and Teamwork) To An Employer??
Through Your RESUME!!
Click here for a good
What do you see on this
I see a great gpa
I see internship experience
I see many, many activities
that display leadership and
I see a resume that is very
easy to read and follow
Where Do You Pick Up These
Leadership and Teamwork Traits?
Clubs and organizations
Here Some Leadership and Teamwork
Resume Entries From Actual SU Students
Assisted incoming students with transition to college as a Resident
Organized and ran various promotional events for 900+ residents-
Open houses, resident appreciation nights, weekend trips
Led nine person trail crew on six day canoe and camping
Oriented incoming freshman on such topics as Drugs/Alcohol,
Student Life, Course Selection, etc.
Responsible for health/safety of trail crew
Participated in various volunteer activities including March of
Dimes ‘Best of the Eastern Shore’ fundraiser
Served as Group Leader for camping
and backpacking on the Appalachian
Trained new employees about all
procedures and policies of the
Became President of Tae Kwon Do
Club and helped raise over $1000 for
local food bank
Spearheaded Greek rush event,
fundraising, and community service in
fall; oversaw all activities associated
with Greek Week in Spring
Served as Tau Kappa Epsilon president
and worked with local Rotary to create
Listings of Leadership/Teamwork
Member · Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society of the
Vice President · Salisbury University Power Lifting
Secretary · NAACP
Past Chair · Political Awareness Committee
Member · African American Student Union
Acting President · African American Historical and
Now It Is Your Turn To Create
Get in groups of two and write
Use leadership and teamwork
activities you have done or plan to
Use this experience on your
No high school information!!
I will give you the resume you
can use. Click here to see it
We will read them out loud. Your
partner can introduce you (name,
major and where you are from)
and then read the resume.
Go get that internship!
Thank you for attending
And Happy Halloween!!