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

In support of the health and safety of our students, staff, and employers, fall 2020 recruiting events will take on a different form. This year, the Center for Career Exploration and Success will virtually host three fairs, each separated by career clusters and interests. This separation will help you to narrow your search and maximize your time. The virtual environment provides easy access to employers via chat or video. By using Handshake, recruiters will have automatic access to your digital resume — make sure you have the most recent version uploaded to your profile!

In this virtual environment, registration is required for students.

  • Career and Internship Week
  • September 9th, 2020 Accounting, Financial and Consulting Fair 1-5pm EST Handshake
  • September 10th, 2020 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) 1-5pm Handshake
  • September 11th, 2020 Media, Sales, Management & Logistics 1-5pm Handshake

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