At the University of Nevada, Reno, we prepare our graduates for successful careers. But graduating with your dream job offer in hand requires more than getting good grades. College is a time to gain hands-on experience, develop your leadership potential and explore opportunities across campus and across the world.
Here are seven ways you can add valuable experience to your resume while you're in college.
#1. Think outside the box
Earn your share of $65,000 in research grants. The University’s Office of Undergraduate Research provides competitive grants for creative undergraduate students to begin innovative projects of their own.
#2. Start a business
Win $50,000 writing your own business plan. The annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition develops the entrepreneurial capabilities of University students with $50,000 awarded to the top team to build their business.
#3. Apply for The Honors College
The Honors College provides academically talented and motivated students an education that nurtures their ability to think competently, understand deeply and act ethically. Honors participants complete a senior thesis or project that develops an independent, original, scholarly or creative topic of interest to the student in their major.
#4. Gain international experience
There’s more than one way to study abroad at the University of Nevada, Reno. The University Studies Abroad Consortium, Nevada Global Business Program and Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (C.O.S.T.) all give students cross-cultural experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
#5. Be a leader. Join a club.
Developing life and career skills takes practice. Join one of 250+ clubs, organizations or activities to hone “soft skills” that employers value, including communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving and leadership.
# 6. Get on-the-job training. Apply for work on campus.
Many of our student on-campus jobs do not require prior experience. Student positions are offered across campus, from admissions to academic departments. We empower students to work collaboratively with full-time faculty and staff as they become an important part of the University’s dynamic community.
#7. Learn your way to a dream job
The Nevada Career Studio provides students with tools for success. Students can get help creating a résumé and preparing for interviews as well as have professional headshots taken. Handshake, the Career Studio’s online job board, allows students to apply for local, out-of-state, and international jobs and internships.
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