Start Your Job & Internship Search

A successful job search requires more than a general resume.  Get started by building your professional tool kit! These items can help you get started from the first day of your first year at Stan State. Don't wait until you need a job or internship to think about these topics. We are here to help!

Build Your Experience

Whether it is a job, internship, or classroom assignment, there are many opportunities to gain experiences that will make you competitive for your next step.

Build Your Resume

Your resume can include more than just PAID work experience. Don't forget to add your classes, volunteer work, and other related experience

Learn how to improve your resume

Build Your Network

Networking does not have to be intimidating and studies show it is critical to achieving your career goals. Learn about networking and how to get started in a manner that works for you.

Learn how to build your network

Build Your Experience

What is better time than now to build experiences? Employers want to see a variety of skills and environments in which you have applied them. This does not always refer only to paid work experience. Check out the many ways you can showcase what you are already doing and how you can get involved if you are not where you want to be yet.


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An internship is an opportunity to work off campus and learn from professionals in the field. They are common opportunities that do not require a lot of past work experience, but you can be competitive by showcasing your course projects and understanding of the industry. Internships typically have a specified length of time, often over a summer or winter period, and there are Paid and Unpaid opportunities.  Some may take place over the year, depending on the organization. Some internships offer course credit that would need to be approved by the Office of Service Learning and your Academic Department.


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California State University, Stanislaus is excited to announce a new partnership with Parker Dewey who pioneered the concept of Micro-Internships.  Micro-Internships are short-term, professional, paid work experiences many of which can be completed remotely.

Through Micro-Internships, you can demonstrate your skills, explore career paths, and develop your professional network. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are available all year-round.

Additional Information

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Accessing Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

What are Micro-Internships

Your Coursework

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General Education courses and your major's coursework help you develop a plethora of relevant skills. Do not ignore the hard work you put in towards graduation. Write these experiences in your resume and showcase the skills used on your resume and LinkedIn Profile or chosen portfolio.

 Example Resume

Connect with Programs

Student Leadership and Development

Check out Student Leadership and Development to identify organizations of interest or start an organization.  This is a great way to network and build your leadership experience.

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Study Abroad

Take advantage of your student status to travel the world and gain excellent experience for your self-awareness, development, and professional resume! Speak with a representative at the Study Abroad Office today to identify programs and options.

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Updated: February 13, 2024