How to Get the Job

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Uncover Your Skills

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Find a Job or Internship

You can find a job through our online job board, Nevada Careers.  Use this Nevada Careers PDF guide to create an account and search for jobs.

Internships

The College of Business encourages students to engage in internships to expand their awareness in their major field of study and gain real-world experience.

An internship consists of a short-term relationship (150-200 hours) in which the employer provides a student with exposure to their field of study through work experience, training, supervision and feedback. Internships can be done for experience, credit and/or pay. Internship opportunities through the College of Business are paid positions. Internships are not a guarantee of full-time employment, but can be a great way for both the employer and intern to determine a future fit.

Students can locate their own internship opportunity or work with the Career and Corporate Outreach Office to identify a potential internship employer. Internship opportunities can be found on the student job board, Nevada Careers, or through a faculty recommendation. If you are interested in earning credit for an internship, contact the Director of Career Services to discuss eligibility and internship opportunities. Appointments can be arranged by emailing the Career and Corporate Outreach Center or via phone at (775) 682-9149.

Academic Eligibility and Other Requirements

In order for students to earn academic credit for an internship they first must meet the GPA and course prerequisites for their particular major.

Visit the Internship Checklist

If you meet the necessary requirements to earn academic credit, you must then get the internship approved. Each internship opportunity must be approved by the faculty coordinator in each major. A written description of the internship opportunity must be provided. Upon faculty approval, your advisor will discuss the academic work that must be completed along with the job experience.
Once your internship is approved, an administrator will approve you to add the course through MyNevada. This process can take up to two weeks.

Resume and Cover Letter

Once you have identified a position in which you are interested, you'll need to submit an impressive resume along with a cover letter that makes a great first impression. Our Resume and Cover Letter Help page will guide you through the process of creating a professional, consistent and results-orientated resume and cover letter to help you get noticed. 

Ace the Interview

Congratulation on being offered the opportunity to interview! This is your chance to provide employers a deeper insight into your skills and accomplishments, as well as to see how you fit into the company's work culture. 

Follow our tips on our Ace the Interview page to help put your best foot forward. Good luck!