General Job & Internship Banks
- Your Broader Job & Internship Search
- Identify Your Target
- Create Effective Job-Search Tools
- Build Professional Experience
- General Resources
Career Services offer many resources to help students find jobs and internships. Your Career Advisor is always available to show you which materials may be most relevant to your job search.
- No one job-search resource captures all the jobs or internships that are available to you;
- Employers in different industries post their jobs in different places —sometimes on Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready), sometimes on their own websites and sometimes on sites that are specific to a major or field of study;
- The majority of jobs available through our career fairs are not posted on Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready), but are shared with students through the Career Fair website and career fair booklets; and
- Many jobs are never posted anywhere and are only available through networking, job shadowing and informational interviews.
- Use Career Services’ job-search timetable to support you through your specific search.
So, as you search through the resources listed below, don’t feel discouraged if you can’t find the opportunities you’re looking for in any one particular job-search resource.
- Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready)
- A database of full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions filtered and maintained by Career Services. Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready) lists positions from local, national, and international organizations. It’s also the first place to check for fairs, interviews, and other career-related events on campus. Miami CAREERlink is accessible to students through mobile devices as well.
- Internet-based Job & Internship Search Resources
- A compilation of links to help students find internships and jobs. The links are categorized by major and specific-career interest and include regional and international job sites. These are key resources for students who are not majoring in business or engineering.
- What Can I Do With This Major?
- Learn about the typical career paths for students with your major and the types of employers that hire graduates with your major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate by articulating the value of your major. Continue your research on majors and careers through major-specific links.
- Internship and Job Search Videos
- A collection of compelling videos that illustrate internship and job search techniques from leading experts across the country.
- Vault’s Career Insider
- Provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession — and how students can position themselves to land that perfect job. Vault’s influential company rankings, ratings and reviews are sourced and verified through ongoing directed surveys of active employees and enrolled students. Student ID and password required.
- Career Fairs
- Miami sponsors one of the largest career fairs for a public institution of Miami's size. The university also holds special career fairs, including ones for internships, teachers, architects and designers. By attending fairs you can gain information about companies, drop off your resume and discuss specific opportunities with recruiters, or just make employer contacts for the future. Review the career fair websites to see the employers that typically attend Miami's fairs. Look for notices on email and twitter about upcoming on-campus and virtual career fairs.
- LinkedIn and CareerShift
- Use LinkedIn to research companies and organizations; follow companies and organizations of interest; and join industry groups and professional organizations that post jobs and internship opportunities. Use CareerShift to search, store and record job listings at all publicly-posted websites, company websites, and newspapers; get inside contact information immediately, including e-mail addresses, for millions of companies, even alumni, then save and manage lists.
The number of career resources can be overwhelming, but there are job-search strategies and job-search resources appropriate for every student, no matter what your major or career goal might be. If you need help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor on Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready).
To better understand the job-search process, it’s best to break it down into the manageable structures below:
Know what you are looking for before you begin your job or internship search.
- Job-Search Strategies Guide
- Internship and Job Search Videos
- Employment Guide for Teacher Candidates
- Job Search Guide for International Students
- Office of International Education-Immigration and Visa Information
- Office of International Education-Career Planning Workshops
- Internship-Search Timetable Checklist
Be certain the two most important tools in your search are working for you.
You are focused on getting a job or internship in a particular field. But is that field really for you?
What is an internship?
An internship is an opportunity that combines learning with work and offers a unique experience for career exploration. The essential component is that as you are working, you have structured and intentional objectives to learn about a career field.
Internship Search Workshops
To find out more about our Internship Services and the methods of locating an internship, please attend one of our internship programs.
Types of internships
Internships can be full- or part-time, short- or long-term, paid or unpaid, for credit or not for credit, self-directed or mentor-led, or any combination thereof. Some employers have formal internship programs while others only offer internships on an informal basis.
In addition, faculty-supervised research, high-impact student jobs, client-centered projects, service learning activities, studio-based projects, independent studies, student teaching and leadership roles with student organizations have many of the attributes of a traditional internship, and can be just as valuable to a prospective employer.
Why you should pursue an internship
- Explore potential careers
- Learn how to conduct a job search
- Build work-related skills
- Experience a "3-month interview"
- Network with people in your field
- Become more marketable for your future job search
Before you begin your internship search, you should reflect on:
- Your interests, strengths, skills and experiences
- The skills you hope to gain or refine through an internship
- The types of careers that interest you
- Other career choices that may be available to you
If you need career advice, such as deciding on a major, Career Services also offers interest tests and individual counseling to help determine how your particular interests and skills might match skills needed for various careers.
Once you are comfortable with your major and want to begin pursuing your career goals, schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor for assistance with your internship search.
- Internship-Search Timetable Checklist (PDF format)
- Direct contact from prospective employers via the online Master Student Resume Book by registering with Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready)
- Career Services’ Programs
- Spring ICE FAQs
- On-campus recruiting using Miami CAREERlink (see below)
- Internet Resources by Major & Career Interests
- Internship Search Videos
- Miami University Student Jobs
- Miami University Undergraduate Research
- NobleHour - Miami University’s Office of Community Engagement & Service
- Summer Jobs
- Going Global
- Personal contacts, including faculty, friends, family, and others
How can you create your own internship?
- Interview with employers who recruit at Miami
- Contact employers in particular fields or cities that interest you
- Network with friends, relatives, alumni, faculty
- Search newspapers, want ads, magazines, trade journals, telephone books, WWW sites
- Participate in informational interviews
Each year 300-500 employers visit campus looking for interns and full-time employees. Don’t miss out on your opportunity.
Miami CAREERlink is Career Services’ online recruiting system. It is accessible to student using mobile devices as well.
You can use the system to:
- Sign-up for mock interviews and on-campus interviews with employers
- Upload resumes and other documents for use in your job or internship search
- View job and internship postings
- View Career Services events (i.e., Career Fairs, Information Sessions, and Workshops
- Access employer profile information
- Have your resume included in the Resume Book for employer viewing
- If you have used Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready) in the past, your username is your Banner ID number (all nine characters, including the ‘+’) and your password is that which you last used to enter the system
- If you know your banner id and password, please see the note below for ‘returning users,’ then proceed to the log-in page
- If you know your banner id, but not your password, please see the note below for ‘returning users,’ then proceed to the log-in page and click the ‘Forgot Password’ link
- If you do not remember your banner id, you can locate how to find it at the MU Knowledge Base
- If you have not used Miami CAREERlink (mobile ready) in the past, your username is your Banner ID number (all nine characters, including the ‘+’) and your password is that which was sent to you via e-mail at the beginning of the semester
- If you did not receive or no longer have access to that e-mail, you may proceed to the log-in page and click the ‘Forgot Password’ link and a new password will be sent to you
Please be sure to review and update the 'Personal' and 'Academic' information on your ‘profile’ (found in the top red navigation bar).
- **System changes** Many of the profile fields are no longer editable by students. If you find that any of the information is incorrect, please contact the Registrar’s office to have it corrected. Once the Registrar has made the correction(s), please e-mail us at CAREERlink@muohio.edu to have your profile updated
Questions or concerns? E-mail CAREERlink@muohio.edu.
Seventy percent of job openings are never advertised. So how do you find out about them?
- Current Jobs in … - Comprehensive job listings for a variety of disciplines (student ID/password required)
- Internet Resources by Major & Career Interests
- The Cincinnati Business Courier
- Smartphone Apps
Full-Time or Internship Offers: in order to give students enough time to make an informed and thoughtful decision, the following minimum deadlines are recommended to employers concerning student acceptance:
- Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters: 3 weeks minimum response time, from receipt of the written offer.
In some cases students may ask for extensions beyond these deadlines; we ask that employers accommodate these requests as is possible. We suggest that all employers extend offers in writing, and strongly encourage all students to accept or decline in writing.
We do not allow the use of exploding offers. An “exploding offer” is one that requires a decision in conflict with the timing mentioned above or offers incentives to induce students to accept offers early, such as diminishing bonuses and location preferences. We request employers respect our students’ need for time to make informed decisions.
Students with questions or concerns about an offer for full-time employment or an internship are encouraged to contact their Career Services Advisor.