Career Readiness -> Experiences, Tools & Resources
JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, EXTERNSHIPS
Our Evanston Scholars Job Board is continuously updated with internship, job and early career opportunities from our organizational partners
Micro-internships are short term, paid, project-based remote assignments that help you gain professional experience and build transferrable skills. Evanston Scholars has partnered with Parker Dewey, a mission-orientated organization that helps connect highly motivated college students with great companies. By taking 10 minutes to create a profile, you can find opportunities now. Learn more here.
1) Visit your college’s Career Services Office.
Handshake is a company that provides a platform to connect college grads to careers.
Check out the Youth Job Center Evanston's Job Board.
NOTE: This is a public job board. If you are between 16-25 years old, sign up @JYC for a direct referral.
JOB SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES
GUIDELINES for SUMMER INTERNSHIPS and JOBS
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Resume writing is a bit like following a recipe. Basic essential ingredients make the resume work correctly. You can also add items to your taste. Open/download the templates below and save them under your name as you build your own resume.
Start with getting your RESUME together in a format that is easily read and can be uploaded online.
Cover letters are one-page documents that you send with your resume when applying for a job. The purpose of a cover letter is to:
A strong LinkedIn Profile (similar to your resume, but online and with a few special features )is essential to career success. LinkedIn is also an excellent tool for networking, job searching and staying informed about industry news and trends.
Networking is a vital skill to develop for career success. It takes practice! Check out 9 Tips for Navigating Your First Networking Event and Mingle Like a Pro at Networking Events to start to hone your networking skills. Also check out the presentation below.
NETWORK LIKE A BOSS NETWORKING WORKSHOP (AUGUST 2019)
CLICK HERE FOR CAMPUS TO CAREER GUIDANCE PRESENTATION
JOIN AN ES CAREER READINESS PROGRAM
RISE Program for College Sophomores
(Relevant Internships for Successful Employment)
Did you know that students who have two or more career-building experiences (i.e., an internship, externship, fellowship or research opportunity) are SIGNIFICANTLY more likely to land a career-path job or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduation? Start early and build your career-related experiences by joining RISE. Contact DeMico Davis for more information
Career Coaching Program for College Juniors, Seniors and ES Alumni
Want help finding a summer internship? Identifying possible career paths, industries or jobs? Learning how to effectively network interview or pitch yourself? Polish up your resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile? Apply to graduate school? An ES Career Coach could be just the thing for you. We are fortunate to have in our ES network volunteer coaches with expertise in a variety of different professions and industries. Career coaches are available to work with you 1:1 on your career-readiness needs and objectives. If you would like to be matched with a coach, please complete this brief form to share more about your interest.