Gaining experience before graduation is more important now than ever. In the 2015 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook survey, 92.6% of hiring managers indicated a preference for hiring new grads with work experience.
You may have picked up on the following recurring theme in your job search:
to get a job you need experience and to get experience you need a job. So
how do you get experience?
The answer is simple -- pursue an internship!
Unsure about the career path you've chosen? Test drive your future profession and gain on-the-job experience in that field by participating in Cooperative Education.
What do employers want on a resume? Believe it or not, leadership is the #1 attribute employers look for in potential hires. Pursue leadership opportunities to add to your experiences.
If graduate or professional school is in your future, doing undergraduate research is a great way to add career-related experience to your resume. It's an opportunity for you to delve into your interests, discover previously unknown facts, and even cultivate new ideas.
Give back to the community while simultaneously gaining experience to include on your resume. Check out the many ways you can get involved by exploring the links below.
Experience a different country's culture and customs by studying abroad. There are over 70 faculty-led study abroad programs at Auburn that can provide you with first-hand learning opportunities in 36 countries around the world.