How to get a job or internship or scholarship
Job and internship and scholarship opportunities are numerous, but they will not fall into your lap! Searching the web and emailing your resume to random companies is not a very effective way to get jobs and internships.
AGES students can use the jobs, internships, and scholarships database below to find curated lists relevant to their needs. This database is updated daily, and is only available to students logged in with their @appstate.edu email address. Please be sure you are logged in with your @appstate.edu email address to view the database; we cannot give access to those with external email addresses so please do not ask.
We also have an alumni LinkedIn group where our alumni can post job announcements (this group is limited to AGES alumni only), as well as a public departmental LinkedIn page (anyone can join) which will sometimes have job and internship announcements posted as well.
Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships database
Tips for finding Jobs and Internships
1. READ THE AGES NEWSLETTER. GES faculty and staff forward all internship and job opportunities we receive from our alumni network to Dr. Liutkus-Pierce, who adds them to the AGES Newsletter. Be sure to read your @appstate.edu emails from the department as well as the AGES Newsletter (you must be logged in with your @appstate.edu email to read the newsletter).
2. USE THE DEPARTMENTAL JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS DATABASE. This is updated daily with opportunities specific to GES Students (you must be logged in with your @appstate.edu email to access the database).
3. USE THE DEPARTMENTAL ALUMNI NETWORK VIA SOCIAL MEDIA. We post many of our internship/job leads from faculty and alumni on our Facebook page, and we highly recommend connecting to AGES on our LinkedIn page, where you can network with our alumni who frequently post job opportunities. Our GES Alumni LinkedIn group will have job postings directly from alumni, so be sure to join the group (current students can and should join, too!).
3. Go to regional meetings that offer continuing education credits for licensure and professional development. You will meet industry contacts in person (this is vitally important) and will be able to get your resume into their hands in a more informal environment. Meetings not to miss are the AEG Carolinas Section Fall Field Trip and the Carolinas SME trips. Announcements for these meetings will be in your weekly newsletter.
4. Join professional societies so you can search their job ads. Many internship jobs are posted on society web pages and access is only available to members. Professional societies have very cheap student rates, so it is worth joining!