The Business Career Center assists students in discovering a desirable career path. Part of determining that path is through experiential learning such as internship opportunities. Securing an internship can be a daunting task, but the Business Career Center can help navigate that process through various resources.
Six Steps for a Successful Internship or Job Search:
Step 1: Set up an appointment with the Business Career Center in Helmerich Hall 215 by email email@example.com or phone: 918.631.2216.
Step 2: Register on Handshake and get familiar with the website.
Step 3: Create Resume and Cover Letter
- Formatting Your Resume
- Formatting Your Cover Letter
- Set up an appointment with Business Career Center to review before you upload your resume
- Create business cards – Business Career Center will make them for you
Step 4: Apply for internships and full-time positions
- Review employers coming on campus and sign up on Handshake – campus interviews and information sessions
- Review positions posted in Handshake and apply
- Review other job engines for resources
- Attend career fairs, information sessions, meetings, workshops and student organizations
- Volunteer on campus, alumni events, in the community – Tulsa Young Professionals
- Create a list of employers to target
Step 5: Set up an appointment for a mock interview with the Business Career Center
- Practice interviewing
- Dress for success in every event that you attend
- Send thank you notes
Step 6: Negotiating salary and accepting an offer
- Knowing what you are worth through sources such as:
- LinkedIn Salary: Look up data about salaries of other users with the same job in the same location
Job Search Engines
Local Job Search Engine
INTERNSHIP SEARCH ENGINE
- Handshake: The University of Tulsa Career Services: A job search engine specifically for TU students. You will find job postings, campus interviews, career events, city and state guides with job and interview postings.
- Internships.com: At Internships.com we’re developing tools and services to assist every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize the work opportunities of the future.
- Global Experiences International Internships: Our international internships provide a tremendous opportunity to gain invaluable practical work experience, learn new foreign language skills, and cultural immersion opportunities that are second to none.
- Indeed.com: One search. All jobs.
- Intern Bridge: We are the internship experts, and our goal is to create exceptional new internships and improve existing internships throughout the nation.
- Intern in Tulsa: Search for internships solely in Tulsa, OK.
- InternJobs.com: InternJobs.com is a global database of internships and entry-level positions for students, recent graduates and career changers.
- Intrax Intern Abroad: Through a vast network of partnerships with host companies and universities within the U.S. and around the world, we continue to provide students, young adults and families with dynamic exchange opportunities that inspire personal growth, mutual respect and cultural understanding.
- Jobs Online: This website gathers job and internship postings from all over the Internet—niche sites, newspapers, major job boards, and everything in between—and lists them at no cost to you.
- MonsterTRAK: MonsterTRAK is the division of Monster® focused on the emerging workforce. Founded in 1987 as JobTRAK, the company was acquired by Monster, the leading online global careers and recruitment resource, in 2000. MonsterTRAK provides students and career centers with access to the most extensive selection of part-time, internship and entry-level positions, across all industries and locations nationwide.
- Vault Internship Database: Vault is cited as an indispensable provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers.
- SimplyHired: SimplyHired is a vertical search engine that scours websites all over the internet for job postings.
GENERAL JOB SEARCH ENGINES
- The University of Tulsa Career Services: A job search engine specifically for TU students. You will find job postings, campus interviews, career events, city and state guides with job postings.
- Careerbuilder.com: A customer-focused online recruiting and job advertisement site. They specialize in both domestic and global job searches for an assortment of different positions.
- CareerJet: Careerjet is a job search engine that maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.
- CollegeRecruiter.com: The mission of CollegeRecruiter.com is to be the premiere information source for college students, grads and recent graduates who are seeking employment, continuing education and business opportunities.
- Dice: A job search engine catering to technology professionals.
- Glassdoor.com: Glassdoor is a free inside look at jobs in specific locations, information on companies, salary details, company reviews and interview questions – all posted by employees and job seekers.
- Job.com: Job.com is your source for local jobs, career advice, and services to manage the job search process. They allow users to search for jobs by top locations and through a centralized search engine.
- Indeed: A comprehensive job search tool that enables individuals to search for a variety of positions quickly and easily. The search can also be narrowed by category and location.
- JuJu: A job search engine providing quick access to jobs found on thousands of employer websites and job boards all around the web to make job searching more efficient.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your career goals.
- LinkUp: LinkUp is the new and unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites. We call them “hidden jobs” because they are typically unadvertised outside of company websites and can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look.
- Monster.com: Website devoted to matching employers with employees both domestically and globally by utilizing tools such as a global resume database and proprietary job search agent technology.
- Nation Job: Job search engine working closely with local, regional and national employers, community leaders and career resources and service providers to offer the greatest value to all parties. They allow individuals searching for jobs to search by community, industry or employer.
- Parker Dewey: Parker Dewey is an organization that provides projects with leading corporations, rapidly growing companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and exciting non-profit organizations. These roles are paid, project-based consulting assignments that you can schedule around your existing coursework and other obligations. Typical projects require between 5 and 40 hours, with deliverables expected a few days to a few weeks after initiation. These projects are a great way to enhance your resume as well as earn income as a student.
- Salary.com: Connecting people, pay and performance. Click on Job search wizard; select your category and city and state.
- Simply Hired: This job search engine allows individuals to search for jobs based on category, country, and specific location.
- Vault: Vault is cited as an indispensable provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers.
- JobBank USA: By using Job Bank USA’s online employment services and job search you will gain the valuable knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s employment marketplace.
- ZipRecruiter: ZipRecruiter is an employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, allowing searches by category and specific location.