As part of our services, the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) Internship Program offers students* a variety of resources to help them develop their resumes, and prepare them for their internships applications and interviews.
Students – Finding an opportunity that interests you is half the battle. Now you have to show the employer that you are the right person for the job! Most employers require that you send a resume and cover letter. A well written resume and cover letter will increase your chances of being invited to an interview. We have provided tips and samples below to help you prepare.
ACC Career Services
To make an appointment with the Career & Transfer Specialist:
Visit www.austincc.edu/career. Click on the Appointment Request button and complete the form to schedule an appointment. You may also upload your resume, cover letter, or job description for review by clicking on the purple “Resume Review” button.
It is recommended that students register for the free Strategies for Today’s Jobs course in advance of their internship semester. See detailed instructions at www.austincc.edu/strategies.
Self-Help Articles and Videos
We’ve collected additional video’s and articles listed below to assist you with resumes, soft skills and writing accomplishment statements.
Career Paths – Pursuing Your Passion – in this video a Princeton alumnus speaks about career paths and pursuing your passion.
6 Red Flags That Make Recruiters Pass on Your Resume – this article published by Fast Company, June 2017 discusses the do’s and don’t of resume writing.
5 Ways to Ruin Your Resume – this article published by Fast Company, June 2017 explores 5 ways you could be sabotaging your resume.
Google Recruiter Resume Tips – in this article, published by Fast Company, June 2017 A Former Google Recruiter Reveals the Biggest Resume Mistakes.
Soft Skills and You – This article reviews some of the “soft skills” not often listed in a job posting but are valuable to have. Food for thought …..Consider where you may have exhibited some of these skills and how you can incorporate statements into your resume and interview prep that highlight your “soft skills.”
Writing Accomplishment Statements – Accomplishment statements describe your achievements in the experience section of your resume, this article from career services at Princeton University published in August of 2017 provides formula to assist you in evaluating and promoting your experience. Accomplished Writing Statements Worksheet
How to be the Perfect Intern – Internship Success – In this article learn what employers look for when seeking the perfect candidate for the job.
How to be the Best Intern Ever – Now that you landed the internship, here are 10 tips to help you develop your skills, build up your resume and learn to network with people working in your field.
*The OEL Internship Program does not work directly with students. Career Services is available to help students with their resumes, interview skills development, and LinkedIn. www.austincc.edu/career