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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Internships... already?!

It's the fourth week into my college career, and I already have internships on my mind. I must! I'm a freshman, but I took advantage of PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options) and came to the U with 50 credits. So basically, as I have reached sophomore and a half status, credit-wise, it's about time.

I am eager to gain experience in my housing studies field. As it is a diverse major, with concentration areas in community development and policy, housing technology, management and finance, selected populations, and sustainability, there are many opportunities to search through! I am grateful that the U of M provides me with the tools to face such a task.

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Above is McNeal Hall, where the career center is located. http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/McNH/

This past Friday I visited the Career and Internship Services in Saint Paul, and a very helpful specialist and I got down to business. She helped me with my resume, explained to me what Linked In was and what informational interviews are, and most importantly, we began the search for internships! I am on my way.

I will keep y'all posted on my journey to a summer internship.

Stay sharp :)
-Karly, Housing Studies B.S.