How to Make the Most of Summer 2020: Suggestion #1

No internship this summer? Has COVID-19 thrown a major wrench into your plans? DON’T PANIC! The Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center has compiled a list of suggestions to help you have a productive summer. While the summer may not look as you initially planned, show employers that you are motivated, creative and resilient by piecing together several different experiences to position yourself for success for the next recruiting season! 

Suggestion #1: Explore Micro-Internships with Parker Dewey

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.

Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with Companies in need of support.  Learn more on CareerEdge, or click here to sign up.

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center