Summer is finally here! And while that means being warm and spending weekends on the lake, it also means finding something to fill your free schedule. After spending a number of summers working various part-time positions in Orange City, I decided I wanted to work somewhere within my field of study. I wanted to get an internship.
I did not know where to begin so I made an appointment with the Career Development Center (CDC) to get help finding an internship. They gave me different websites to start my search and answered all of the questions I had about intern positions. I continued to meet with the CDC until I felt I could figure out the details on my own. After a few months of searching for an internship without any luck, I put the idea on the backburner.
Lucky for me, Northwestern is great at keeping students informed about new job and internship opportunities. I started noticing emails about different companies in Iowa that were looking for a graphic design intern. I began to think about becoming an intern again. When one opportunity finally caught my eye, I decided to apply for the position. And here I am–writing this post from Des Moines where I was accepted as the graphic design intern at an advertising agency!
I am so thankful Northwestern had the resources and information I needed to search for the perfect intern position for me. If I hadn’t gone to the CDC, I do not think I would be where I am this summer, learning so much about my field of study. Interning is an incredible opportunity and I highly recommend heading over the CDC to learn more!