Internships and Jobs

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

It is never too early to attend a career fair. You should go as first year and as a second year to experience the event and get comfortable with the event before your third and fourth years. Research employers well in advance: know why you are interested in the position: and know what makes you a strong candidate. Plan on taking specific resumes for specific companies and industries.

Make sure to dress professionally and conservatively. Men, wear dark suits, a tie, dark socks, and polish your shoes. Women, clothing should not be tight nor revealing. Skirts should be within two-inches of your knees and blouses should be very modest.

  • Spring Career Fair 
    • Wed, Feb 12th 1:00-5:00pm Millett Hall
    • Thurs, Feb 13th Next Day Interviews-Millett Hall

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