Jobs & Internships

How do you find the right job or internship? Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time opportunities, on-campus or off-campus, you can count on Career Services for advice and connections throughout your search.

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How To Get Started

Develop a Search Plan

Navigating job/internship opportunities can be a challenge but it’s all about the plan! Do you have a search plan?

What is a search plan?
Starting early, develop a plan of action, including goals, outcomes, methods, and a timeline. Create a method for tracking who you apply to, what stage of the application process you are in and how you followed up with each employer. Use the framework below to help you get started on your three steps.

Step 1: Vision


What do you hope will happen as a result of your job or internship search? Answer the following questions below to help you figure out your plan.

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. What type of job/internship would I like? 
  2. Where would I like to live?
  3. What date would I like to start? 
  4. What type of industry would I like to work in?
  5. What is my ideal salary?
  6. What do I know about the jobs I'm interested in?
  7. What do I know about the organizations or companies I'm interested in?

Don’t forget to check out opportunities like Live + Work and UB Career Connector Network to get experience, tips and advice from UB alumni who've been in your situation before.

Step 2: Documents


What documents will you need for your job internship search?

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. What documents do you already have? Hint: resume, cover letter, online profile, transcript, etc.
  2. Have they been reviewed by anyone? Hint: like during drop-in  hours.
  3. What documents do you need to still get?
  4. How will you get them and by when?
  5. Are all your documents stored on a flash drive or in a electronic format?

Step 3: Action


What is your plan of action?

What will you do to achieve your vision? 

e.g., Work on your resume and have it reviewed in drop-in hours, attend Career Services’ events like STEAM Job + Internship Fair or Live + Work, and talk to an alum using the UB Career Connector Network.

Map it out!
Write down the activity, date time, and location of each action that you'll take to achieve your vision.

Building Connections

80% of jobs are obtained through making connections. That's a lot! Well we've made it easy for you to get started.

Creating the Best Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) Possible

A resume is a one- to two-page document that outlines your education, skills, accomplishments, and experience. Curriculum Vitae, or also known as a CV, is a three or more page document that is a brief biography of your educational and work background used to obtain an interview in the higher education, or research focused job search. 

The purpose of a resume or a CV is to help you capture the attention of an employer so you can get an interview.

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