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Student Guide to Spring 2022 Internship & Careers Days


By Mary Arola, Assistant Director of Marketing, Career & Professional Development Center

Whether you are just starting to explore different career options, making progress towards your goals by actively seeking opportunities or are already interviewing for internships and jobs, Internship & Career Days will propel your career forward no matter where you are in your journey!

From January 25th to February 10th the Career & Professional Development Center is partnering with various university departments and employers to connect you with amazing career development opportunities: from networking and mastering your resumes & cover letters, to meeting top local and national companies.

Below is a breakdown of all the upcoming career events with detailed descriptions, logistics, and preparation tips. All events are searchable in Handshake, the exclusive internship and job search platform for U of U students, and the best place to connect with the U of U Career Center’s staff and events.

Prep Events. Prepare for showing your best professional self to employers virtually and in-person by getting a professional photo for your Handshake or LinkedIn profile and having your resume & cover letter reviewed by career coaches or employers.

  1. Professional Photo Pop-Ups: Registration is required to participate! Sign-up for a slot to get your professional photo taken.
  2. General Resume Reviews: Have your resume reviewed by one of our Career Development Interns in our walk-in Career Studio! No appointment necessary, walk-in any time during our open hours with a copy of your resume. See the Career Studio hours here.
  3. STEM Resume Reviews (Virtual): Connect with a STEM employer and have your resume reviewed by the people who do the hiring!

Recruiting Events. Meet employers, explore internship or part-time and full-time job opportunities in different fields, and get hired.

Student Job Fair (In-Person)

Find a part-time student job to earn extra cash this spring or summer! Includes both on-campus and off-campus part-time jobs that are flexible with your student schedule.

  • Time and location: February 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Union Ballroom, Register Here
  • Dress code: Casual (no need for professional dress, just come as you are)
  • Preparation: No formal preparation needed, but having your resume reviewed in the Career Studio as well as reviewing a list of registered employers in Handshake will be helpful.

Internship & Career Fair (In-Person)

Explore career opportunities, network with employers, find an internship or full-time job in a variety of non-STEM fields. You don’t need to be looking for an internship or job to attend, we also encourage first year students to attend to begin connecting with employers and exploring career opportunities. Includes: nonprofit, government, healthcare, corporate sector, etc.

  • Time and location: February 3, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Union Ballroom, Register Here
  • Dress code: Professional, see this guide for more information.
  • Preparation: Formal preparation is highly encouraged. We recommend having your resume reviewed in the Career Studio and that you learn a little bit about each company you are hoping to chat with, see this guide for more information.

STEM Internship & Fair Day 1 (In-Person)

Explore career opportunities, network with employers, find an internship or full-time job opportunity in the STEM field. Some employers may be looking for students who have completed their first 2 years of coursework, but attending the fair as a freshman is a great opportunity to learn about employers and network with them.

  • Time and location: February 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Union Ballroom, Register Here
  • Dress code: Professional, see this guide for more information.
  • Preparation: Formal preparation is highly encouraged. We recommend having your resume reviewed in the Career Studio and that you learn a little bit about each company you are hoping to chat with, see this guide for more information.

STEM Internship & Career Fair Day 2 (Virtual)

Explore career opportunities, network with employers, find an internship or full-time job opportunity in the STEM field. This fair will be conducted virtually in Handshake.

  • Time and location: February 10, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Virtual on Handshake, Register Here
  • Dress code: Professional, see this guide for more information.
  • Preparation: Additional preparation is necessary for this fair, including signing up for sessions with employers after registering. If you do not sign-up for sessions and create a fair schedule, you will not be able to connect with employers! We recommend having your resume reviewed in the Career Studio and that you learn a little bit about each company you are hoping to chat with, see this guide for more information.

Civil & Construction Engineering Expo (In-Person)

Explore career opportunities, network with employers, find an internship or a full-time job in the Civil & Construction Engineering fields. Some employers may be looking for students who have completed their first 2 years of coursework, but attending the fair as a freshman is a great opportunity to learn about employers and network with them.

  • Time and location: January 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Catmull Gallery, Register Here
  • Dress code: Professional, see this guide for more information.
  • Preparation: Formal preparation is highly encouraged. We recommend having your resume reviewed in the Career Studio and that you learn a little bit about each company you are hoping to chat with, see this guide for more information.