Experience!

Junior Year

Cooperative education, internships, and summer employment will help you acquire new skills, learn more about careers and develop a network of contacts. Aim for outstanding academic performance, especially in your major. Now is the time for experiential learning.
  • Seek leadership responsibilities in extracurricular activities.
  • Update your resume after each work experience or on-campus leadership activity.
  • Make an appointment to have your resume reviewed by one of the UCA career coaches and customize it for each position for which you are applying.
  • Continue to build practical experience through internships, co-ops, and student activities.
  • Establish relationships with professors and supervisors. Their recommendations are invaluable.
  • Save job search filters for internships in your Bears4Hire (Handshake) profile.
  • Begin networking with professionals already in the field.
  • Network at the career fairs. Tip: tables with purple balloons offer internship opportunities!
  • Attend the annual Internship Banquet during the spring semester to network with company representatives offering internship opportunities.
  • Secure a spring or summer internship in your field.
  • Explore career paths while building and demonstrating your skills through micro-internships.