Director’s Cut: Summer & Part-time Jobs
Every job has a career impact
By: Pat Donahue
One of the key responsibilities of the Career Development Center (CDC) is to help students find summer and part-time jobs both on campus and off-campus.
In addition to providing extra cash in your pocket and looking good on your resume, summer and part-time jobs teach you how to collaborate with colleagues, answer to a boss, attend meetings, make deadlines, and dress and communicate professionally. You will build a variety of transferable skills like customer service, teamwork, problem solving, information technology knowledge and leadership.
If you meet with a career coach and plan accordingly, you may find a summer and part-time job or internship that aligns with your career goals and allows you to build experience in your chosen field.
Now that you understand the benefits of a part-time job, here’s how you go about finding one:
- Keep checking Handshake every day since new jobs are listed daily. Handshake is the career services management system that the entire Indiana University system uses to post full, part-time, and summer jobs and internships. To register and set up your student account, go to Handshake
- Check out Part-time Resources. This webpage has information on job application resources such as resume and cover letter writing, networking information, and a list of career fairs, such as the virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair on March 30 from 1-4PM: Summer Jobs and Internships Fair: Summer Jobs & Internships: Student Employment: Indiana University Bloomington
- The IU Student Employment page has information on Summer Jobs and Internships at Summer Jobs & Internships: Student Employment: Indiana University Bloomington. You can also find information on on-campus internships and jobs, plus micro and remote internships.
- You can also search for part-time jobs on campus with different IU departments through Indiana University’s Human Resource’s job posting system: Jobs at IU. You can search by campus, career field, and IU department.
I would also strongly recommend you schedule an appointment with your assigned Career Coach to talk about your part-time job/internship search and help with building your resume. You can schedule an appointment with your career coach at Schedule appointment: Career Coaching: Career Development Center: Indiana University Bloomington