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Internship - Research - Career Planning Resources

Listed below are resources for our students to review as regarding finding an internship, partaking in undergraduate research, finding a job (part-time while a student or full-time after graduation), all as part of the process of planning a career.  These are important for students to consider their junior and senior year at Loyola, especially if they are considering one of the top tier graduate schools or working for one of the top accounting or consulting businesses after graduation.


Within Loyola:

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.
CDC's Job Search Guides Tips on writing resumes, cover letters, contacting potential employers, interviewing, finding jobs to apply to - part of the Career Development Center.
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.
LUROP: Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 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.
Rambler Link Website with hundreds of part-time jobs, federal work study jobs, internships, and even full-time positions after graduation.
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.
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.



Beyond Loyola:

CareerBuilder.com One of the dominant job search databases listing internships and job opportunities nationwide.  Students can also post a copy of their resume for employers to find.
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.
Indeed.com This website has listings of both internships and jobs, searchable by location and type of position.
Internmatch.com This website allows for a location based search on different internship opportunities by deadlines for applications, categories for types of internships, and number of applicants. 
Internships.com This website breaks down what the differences between a job and an internship are including how to get started for an interview process. It also provides a listing of over 70,000 internships nationwide. 
GCF Learn Free Online lessons which will help you plan and research a career path. You'll learn how to assess your own needs, look up salary information, gain new skills, and create meaningful career goals. 
Jobwatch.com JobWatch is a job posting and career development site designed exclusively for clinical research professionals of all levels. 
Linked In.Com - Internships Listing  A frequently used career planning website gives listings of internships in the local area, paid or not, qualifications, job descriptions, and examples of what past interns have done.
Political Science Association - Internships Listing Lists internships related to political science, public policy, leadership development, etc. with a diverse outlook on internships along with other resources on finding internships. 


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