It is important to assess your interests and learn more about various occupations through websites like O*NET, CareerInfo, CollegeGrad and Vault Reports.
General Internship and Job Search
As you research opportunities, take a look at Bureau of Labor and Statistics and CareerBeam to understand current employment and industry trends. Learning about the general salary of an employee in your field is also helpful.
To find employment opportunities targeting Mills students, visit Handshake and some of our recommended job and internship search engines.
Networking is becoming increasingly important in the employment search. Being in contact with others in your field may assist you in getting internship and job referrals.
Join "Mills College Connections" on LinkedIn to connect with current students, alum, and friends of Mills College.
Interviewing is a skill; the more you practice, the better you will be at it. Start preparing by reviewing Typical Interview Questions and following the Top Ten Interview Etiquette Tips. Remember to follow up with your interviewer with a post interview thank you letter. Contact email@example.com to set up a mock interview.
Academic Credit for Internships
Juniors and Seniors are eligible to receive academic credit for internships. If interested in receiving credit, follow these guidelines and fill out the Internship Learning Contract and the Petition for Academic Internship Credit form. Schedule an appointment on Handshake to have your documents signed at least a week before the submission deadline. Turn in the documents, along with the Registration/Add/Drop form by the date listed below.
For Fall 2016: Forms need to be signed by CCCE by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
For Spring 2017: Forms need to be signed by CCCE by Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
For Summer 2017: TBD
If your internship is with a community-based organization, it can also be used to fulfill the Community Engagement core curriculum requirement. See guidelines for details.
Once you secure your internship and have completed the petition and registration process, you will log your internship using the Experiences section of Handshake. By logging your internships, volunteering, jobs and other opportunities through Experiences, your Handshake profile will become a comprehensive record of your accomplishments and activities during your time at Mills. This information can then be easily used to create resumes, cover letters, fellowship and grad school applications, and other forms of networking tools for use now and into the future.
To log an Experience, follow these steps:
- Log into Handshake
- Click the Experiences tab on the left navigation bar, under the under the Engage heading
- Select Report an Experience from the top right tabs
- Fill in all relevant information, and click Create Experience
Deadlines for Academic Credit Internships and Community Engaged Learning Credit is the same date as the semester's add deadline (except for Summer):
For Fall 2016: Forms need to be submitted to the M Center by Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
For Spring 2017: Forms need to be submitted to the M Center by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
For Summer 2017: TBD
Please Note: Subject to Change.