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Getting Experience - Internships & Student Employment

Employers consistently rank "on-the-job experience" as a top qualification that new college graduates should possess. Several types of opportunities can provide practical experience, and many of them take place in a professional environment. They include internships, cooperative education, summer jobs, part-time work, volunteerism, service learning, and work-study programs.

Listed below are some resources for Clarion University students interested in getting experience.

How to Gain Experience

  • Community Service Work-Study Positions with Area Agencies
    Learn about the a limited number of off-campus work-study positions that provide students with work-learning opportunities related to education or career goals. 
  • Part-Time Jobs
    Establish an account at Clarion Career Connection to access  a database of part-time jobs currently available on campus and in the Clarion region.
  • Internships
    Access internship information.
  • Summer/Seasonal Jobs
    Access summer and seasonal job information.
  • Recognized Student Organizations
    Participating in student organizations is a great way to link your personal involvement on campus with your professional goals. Serving on a committee, planning an event, or holding a leadership position are only a few of the kinds of experiences you can add to your resume as clear evidence of skills that employers require.
  • Community Service/Volunteerism
    Learn what steps you need to take to 1) register your interest in volunteering; 2) access a list of agencies, civic groups, service organizations, businesses, and special programs that currently seek individual and group volunteers; and 3) report your service hours.