Step 2: Experience

Building Skill and Experience

Internships: Your major requires at least 1 internship for graduation. This is your opportunity to boost your resume while still in college, and help you discern the types of environments that you enjoy working.

If you would like assistance in finding an internship, make an appointment now. Or check out the hundreds of Internship opportunities available to you on Handshake, our Online Career Center.

To register for a required internship or practicum, please complete the Internship/Practicum Learning Contract.

Volunteer: Never underestimate the significance of volunteer opportunities! Employers look for the ways that you have served others. Volunteer opportunities give you a place to learn and develop new skills in an environment that is low risk.

If you would like assistance in finding local volunteer opportunities we are glad to help. Make an appointment now. Or, check out the volunteer opportunities posted on Handshake, the Online Career Center.

On Campus Opportunities: All around campus are jobs, clubs, and organizations that allow you to develop the skills wanted by employers. Here is a list of highly sought after skills.

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Technological Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Analysis, Interpretation, and Application of Data
  • Complex Problem Solving

Seek out ways that you can develop these skills right here on the Montreat College Campus.