Internships: Taking You from College to Career
Internships allow you to explore your interests, find out what inspires you, and apply what you have learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
An internship will help you:
Before you search for an internship, it may help to brainstorm your career interests. Ask yourself:
Why wait? Use the following resources to find an internship today!
Start your internship hunt at Handshake – a modern, easy-to-use platform where students and alumni can find full-time, part-time, internships, and on-campus opportunities. On Handshake, you can connect with employers, register for events, and more!
Struggling to find an internship on Handshake? Its time to expand your search.
Research local businesses in the Sacramento area. Is there an industry or specific company for which you dream of working? Do you know the names of companies that are leaders in your field of study?
Many companies post internship opportunities online – check out a companys website, or give them a call.
Find out if there are any local job fairs you can attend. At a job fair, you can collect business cards and then follow up with employers or recruiters you meet.
Check your colleges events calendar or Career Center for information about future internship and job fairs.
You can search for community organizations looking for volunteers, since the Work Experience Program allows students to create internships out of volunteer experiences. HandsOn Sacramento is a great resource for volunteer opportunities.
If you identify an employer who is willing to hire you as an intern, then you can create an internship from scratch. If you are not sure how to explain what is needed to create an internship, then contact your college Work Experience Program office for more information.
You can also create your own internship if you are self-employed. You will need someone to evaluate your work and verify your hours. Contact your college Work Experience Program office for more information.
12 Vision, Mission, Values Participatory Governance The Contributions of All Our Members: All members of the Los Rios community are encouraged to contribute to our organizational success. Informed and Decentralized Decision Making: We value informed decisions made by people close to the issues. Democratic Practices: We observe democratic practices in our internal governance. Financial Stability: Our continuing success is based on careful management of our resources.
21 While You’re Waiting College appoints interview committee members Interview committee develops screening criteria that generally includes: Recency of training/experience Relevant coursework Teaching experience Experience with diverse communities Professional recognition/continued professional growth Community involvement Subject matter expertise Committee members independently screen and rank each application Committee members tabulate results and the top candidates are invited for an interview
3 Vision, Mission, Values Vision Statement Mission Statement We, the Los Rios community colleges, provide outstanding programs and services so that all students meet and exceed their personal, educational, career and social goals. We meet the social and economic needs of the community. Mission Statement Relying on their professional and organizational excellence, the Los Rios community colleges: Provide outstanding undergraduate education, offering programs that lead to certificates, associate degrees, and transfer;
6 Vision, Mission, Values Students as our Highest Priority Student Access: We are committed to providing educational opportunity to all who can benefit in the Greater Sacramento region. Student Success: We strive to help our students achieve success in their educations, in their careers, and as contributing members of society. Lifelong Learning: We inspire a spirit of openness and intellectual curiosity as enduring pursuits.
29 Interview Questions The four basic questions every candidate should be prepared for: Opening: Tell us about yourself. What makes you uniquely qualified for this position? What are your qualifications for this position? Presentation: Topic will be provided in advance. Diversity: What experiences have you had with working in an ethnically diverse environment? Closing: Is there anything else about yourself you would like to share with the committee?