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?

Herd Strategies

 

Is it too lofty a goal to love the work you do, the people you work with, and the organization you serve? Luckily, no. Selena Coles, account manager at Herd Strategies, sang the praises of her workplace. Herd Strategies …

By Eboni Dixon
Eboni Dixon Asst. Director of Epic Communications and Career Coach
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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 …

By Sonam Tsomo
Sonam Tsomo
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4 Deeply Impressive Questions Stellar Interviewees Always Ask

When interviewing for a job it is important to remember it is just as much about you interviewing the company as it is you being interviewed. Finding a job that will satisfy and motivate you requires thoughtfulness, intention, and authenticity.

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Earlham Epic Grand Challenge

Eligibility for Participation
Individuals and teams comprising up to five members can participate in the Epic Grand Challenge. The CEIC encourages team participation, as one of the criteria for judging is interdisciplinary academics. Current students from Earlham College, Earlham School …

By Eboni Dixon
Eboni Dixon Asst. Director of Epic Communications and Career Coach
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International Students and Off-Campus Employment Options

International students who are on F-1 visas have some very specific rules related to any sort of employment they might thing about pursuing. The flow chart attempts to demonstrate the process by which an international student advisor would use to …

By Candice Quiñones
Candice Quiñones Director of International Student and Scholar Services
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Travel policy for independent activities off-campus

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