If You Struggle With Finding an Internship, Read This

Before we start our adventure: feeling lucky to be here!

Internships are work experiences that provide students with practical skills and valuable knowledge in a specific industry or area of study. As one of the largest public institution in this country, Indiana University (IU) has plenty of resources available to help students fulfill their career aspirations.

Study in our “Climbing Center”: IU Career Development Center (CDC):

Schedule your first Career Advising Appointment in the Career Development Center (CDC) during your first semester at IU. During your first visit, your career advisor will make an informational interview to learn much more about you. With the help from your advisor, you will be able to develop a strategic plan to figure out what is your future career goal after graduation, and what steps you need to take to achieve that.

Schedule your first Career Advising Appointment now:


Career Resource Library:


MY JOBS Portal: Internship Opportunities:


CDC Website landing page

Climb through the “mountains”: Career Centers by School

Each IU department has its own expert team specialized in different area of study:

Arts & Sciences Career Services

School of Education Career Connections

School of Public Health Career Services

Jacobs School of Music Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

Department of Journalism Internships and Careers

Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services

Kelley School of Business Graduate Career Services

School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Career Services

Maurer School of Law Career Services Office

Nursing Careers and Internships

School of Optometry Placement Service

School of Public and Environmental Affairs Career Development Office

Health Professionals and Prelaw Center

CDC services breakdown

The Wild Camping: Job Fair

In a job fair, how to manage your time wisely is the secret to success. You need to be organized and prepared for those available resources. It’s crucial to make a good first impression to employers or ask some critical suggestions from them. Please treat your time at the Career Fair to be an interview time, and prepare a “elevator pitch” for it. (You’re welcome!)

Upcoming Events:

CDC Career Fair:

CDC usually hosts many large career fairs for all IU students throughout the year. A list of attending employers will be available before the start date.

  • CDC Winter Part-Time Jobs Fair                                             January 20
  • CDC 2017 Summer Job & Internship Fair:                                   Alumni Hall – Indiana Memorial Union, March 28 1-4 pm

Career events page

Other Job Fairs:

  • Arts & Science Winter Career and Internship Fair – Indiana Memorial Union – January 24, 3 – 7 pm
  • Recreation, Park & Tourism Studies Career Focus Event – January 25
  • Kelley All Business Career Fair – Bloomington Convention Center – January 25; 4 – 8 pm
  • Informatics and Computing Spring Career Fair – Bloomington Convention Center – January 26; 11 am – 4 pm
  • IU Summer Camp Jobs Fair – February 8
  • Fitness & Wellness Career Focus Event – March 7
Yi Zhou

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