Epic Advantage applications open October 1st.

Internships & Job Search

Job Search Strategies

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to review your resume or cover letter, practice interview skills, and discuss your search.
  • Search Handshake for Earlham Network Employers. Earlham Network Employers are employers who have forged a relationship with Earlham and are interested in hiring Earlham students and graduates. Find these employers by filtering for “earlham network employer” under “Labels” in Handshake.
  • Talk to people in your network for new leads and ideas–your Career Coach, Academic Adviser, professors, family members, and friends. Meet with your Career Coach to learn about leveraging LinkedIn, including the alumni search tool.
  • Use discretion when applying for jobs online. Read this list of safety tips to learn more about how to avoid scams in the job search.
  • Tailor your applications. Sending out the same generic cover letter and resume to every organization isn’t a good way to catch an employer’s eye. Research the position and make the case for why you are the best candidate for this specific job.
  • Cast a wide net. Just like when you apply for college or grad school, applying for jobs can be a lengthy process. Try not to get discouraged! Talk to your friends, family, and classmates about what you’re looking for–you never know where a job lead could come from.

 

When considering a job or internship offer, make sure you think through the following:

Where will I live? What is the cost of living in this location?

How will I get to and from work, the grocery, etc.? Is public transportation an option in this location?

Does the job pay enough/do I have enough funding to cover my expenses for the entire experience? If not, will I need a second job or another source of income?

Will I need a passport or visa to be able to participate in this experience?

4 ways to succeed at your first job

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking, but starting your very first job is a whole different ball game. Entering the workforce means you’re entirely new to work life, and that’s a certain kind of pressure that can sometimes feel …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Should You Apply to Positions You Are Under-Qualified For?

Should you apply for positions that you are not completely qualified for? This is a question that many job seekers struggle with. On the one hand, you do not want to sell yourself short and miss an opportunity to advance …

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Internship guide for students

Internships are a quintessential part of the college experience. They offer college students a chance to integrate their classroom knowledge in a professional setting. Internships provide students with insight about their prospective careers and show what it takes to be …

By Shelby Konkel - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Student Perspective on Boston in the City Program

Adulting in Boston

I always thought I wouldn’t enjoy city life that much. Bustling neighborhoods with tireless people walking with purpose to start off their day, the busy public transportations, crowded local places at lunch hours, and young professionals with …

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Podcast: Why Canada Should Be Your H-1B Plan B

Episode Description

Scott speaks with the President and COO of MobSquad, Arif Khimani. MobSquad helps software engineers facing US work visa challenges remain working with their current company, nearshore from Canada. They also help global talent looking for opportunities in …

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Resources

ArtBound Initiative Home Page

ArtBound Initiative connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry. With a …

Pandemic policy for independent activities off-campus

LAST UPDATED: September 9, 2021

During the winter break of 2021-22, fully vaccinated* students may participate in in-person, off-campus activities …

Featured Classes

Epic 171: Professional Foundations

Katie Breslin
The Professional Foundations course is a required pre-departure course for students participating in Earlham-funded summer internships and independent student experiences…

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