Most employers value off-campus work experience more than on-campus jobs because they believe, accurately or not, that off-campus work experience produces more relevant transferable skills. That said, each person needs to balance the need for securing resume-enhancing experience with the need for earning money to cover expenses. Often this is achieved by pursuing a combination of different work, some off-campus and some on-campus. Our team is available to help you connect with opportunities and organizations that fit your interests!
- Research field(s) of interest
- Find people in that field and learn about their career journeys and preparations; Biola’s Linkedin university page is the best place to see where alumni are working and their occupations
- Search job & internship boards, especially Biolalink
- Ask your professors for advice, resources, or about opportunities
- Visit Career Center for more assistance!
All work can be valuable, but credit-based internships are unique because you achieve learning objectives created by you and a faculty advisor. Follow these steps:
- Locate an internship which fits your criteria
- Contact an academic internship coordinator to discuss whether you can earn credit for the internship you are considering
- Complete an internship learning agreement (sample) given to you by the academic department
- Register for the internship course number suggested by your faculty advisor; note that credit can’t be awarded retroactively for an internship already completed
You’re encouraged to visit with one of our Peer Advisors if you have questions about finding jobs or internships. Online chat and walk-in hours are available. Peer Advisors may recommend you visit with a Career Counselor for more in depth assistance based on your situation. You can also call us at 562.903.4875 or submit this form to make an appointment. We look forward to serving you!