Business: Closing in on the finish line

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May 5, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

From the Advisor:

It’s the last week of class – can you believe it? It feels like we’ve lived through a year’s worth of events this past semester. As classes and finals eventually come to an end, please set aside some time to rest. I’m incredibly proud of how resilient you are, as you all have completed a third semester of virtual learning.

If you’re still in search for a summer internship or experience – don’t fret! There are still opportunities that you can apply to on Handshake. It’s not uncommon for students to secure something after the semester ends, so don’t lose hope! Some avenues to look into if you haven’t already include:

  • Reaching out to professors to see if they need help with their research
  • Looking at what organizations and firms are headquartered in your hometown and investigating if they offer any sort of summer experience or internship
  • Networking with older students, high school friends, and/or relatives to see what’s available that you may not have considered before
  • Volunteering for a cause that matters to you
  • Working on upskilling with an online course or on a passion project (coding and data visualization, creating an app, building/managing a stock portfolio, founding your own business, etc.)

Remember, it’s not about how prestigious of a firm you’re interning with or how flashy of a title you possess as an intern. It’s about the quality of your summer experience and how it allows you to grow professionally and personally. Remember that your path is unique to who you are and will, by definition, look different. Instead of comparing yourself to your peers, compare yourself to your past self. Celebrate who you are and be intentional about how you want to grow and what you want to accomplish.

As we head into the summer, I’ll still have appointments available if you’d like to chat about anything; Cawley will continue hosting virtual drop-ins as well. Please note that next week is a meeting-free week for the center as we take a breather and plan for the summer, so don’t fret if the next batch of appointments are closer to the end of the month! This newsletter will also transition to monthly for the summer months. As always, drop a line if you have any questions and finish the semester well!

Sincerely,
Julia

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