Internships and Jobs

How to navigate the Virtual Internship and Career Fair on Handshake

  • Watch this 40 minute tutorial on how students navigated the Fall Virtual Career Fair to help you plan for the Spring Career Fair. 

Career Fair: Through the eyes of a Farmer School student

Internships are a vital component to students acquiring a full-time position. Internships provide a hands on experience equipping students with the best means for learning about a full-time position.

Searching for a Job/Internship is a Full-time Job

The most successful candidates spend hours each week researching opportunities, submitting applications and following up with opportunities. Set a “Job Search Schedule” each week, blocking off an hour two or three days a week. Make sure to keep a list or Excel spreadsheet of your applications, organizational contacts and important dates. 

Take advantage of the employers that come to campus. Information tables held in FSB Commons and recruiters office hours are the perfect moments to begin and continue to build rapport with employers.

Information Tables

Did you know employers want to talk to you? Recruiters will be in the FSB Forsythe Commons throughout fall and spring semester greeting students, distributing information and passing out company swag! Take advantage of the recruiters in the building hosting information tables. 

Know Industry Timelines 

Many industries begin interviewing for their summer internships and full-time jobs in September, while others wait until March. A general rule of thumb is the larger the company and more competitive the industry, the earlier recruiting begins. Make sure to speak with professors and Career Advisers to know when you should begin your job search.

Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs Each Year

Get your job search underway at Spring Career Fair 2021 on Thursday, February 25 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. EST. This ALL majors event is a great way to land the perfect job or internship as well as network with employers and alumni eager to connect with you.

Be sure to sign up early to secure group sessions and 1:1 time slots with your preferred employers. If the employer you desire to meet with hasn't set up a schedule yet, you can favorite/follow that employer and will be alerted when they set up their schedule.

See more information here about employers attending and the steps you need to take to register.

Internship Policy

Miami University supports and encourages internship opportunities for students. The purpose of this policy is to identify the different types and features of internships available to Miami students and to set forth the responsibilities of the student, the University, and the Internship Sponsor. Read more