Internship - Research - Career Planning Resources
LUROP - explains why research experience as an undergraduate is so important for graduate school and job searches, how to get involved in research, and sometimes get paid for it. Application deadlines vary by program.
Research Mentoring Program - available through LUROP, over the summer, pairs undergraduate students with PhD students to help conduct their doctoral level research and get paid for it. Applications due early in January.
Center for Experiential Learning - how to find an academic internship, and get course credit for it. Ongoing Process, but usually to be completed before the start of the semester during which you have the internship.
Career Development Center - helps students and alumni find internships and jobs, determine what career path interests you, career fairs, and resume assistance, among other services. Lots of resources to explore, including two main ones (job guides and sample resumes) highlighted below.
Job Search Guides - tips on writing resumes, cover letters, contacting potential employers, interviewing, finding jobs to apply to - part of the Career Development Center.
Sample Resumes and Letters - sample resumes for many majors, as well as sample letters for all parts of the job applying process from initially requesting information, cover letters, thank-you letters after an interview. Keep in mind, these are samples and you should adjust your resume for you and your specific experiences.
Rambler Link - website with hundreds of part-time jobs, federal work study jobs, internships, and even full-time positions after graduation.
Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) is one of the largest annual undergraduate research conferences in the country. Held once a year in Chicago, this conference brings together undergraduate students in the Chicago area from all academic fields to explore various research opportunities and present their own findings.
Committe on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program - for underrepresented students (minority students, first-generation college students and students from low-income families) who are strongly considering pursuing a Ph.D., this program offers intensive research experiences with faculty mentors at a variety of midwest universities, with many of the research positions being all-expenses paid and including a small paycheck