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Professional Development Resources
Internship Search 1
Step 1: Know Thyself (Self-discovery and Assessment)
- Assess your skills, strengths, interests, and values. BE HONEST! Make a detailed list –
recognize what makes you a unique candidate and be ready to communicate this to a prospective
employer (refer to your Personal Development Plan).
- Update your resume using this list. Use your power words and examples of skill
application. Use industry-specific language. (HINT – set the internship/job description beside
your resume.) Be able to connect the dots for the employer from the job requirements to you.
- What interests, skills, or talents do you want to use or learn in your internship? Is your
internship a vehicle to be used to:
- base a decision on an academic major?
- try out a particular career field?
- acquire broad exposure to an industry?
- develop specific skills?
- improve foreign language skills?
- explore a new culture or geographical area?
- earn money?
- What are the timing, location, financial/housing considerations important TO YOU for your