We know you have lots to do…classes to find, friends to make, a campus to explore. Career Services has something for you too! We can help you think about majors as they relate to careers and when you are ready to start looking for summer jobs and internships. Here are just a few things to think about doing during your first year at Princeton:
- As you become involved in extracurricular activities, be aware that you are gaining skills and experience that will be useful as you consider summer jobs and internships.
- Attend a Career Services study break hosted in your residential college by Career Peer Advisors (CPAs) to learn about resumes and looking for an internship.
- Attend an “Internships 101” workshop in the fall or spring semester to learn about TigerTracks, UCAN, and other summer job search resources. [calendar]
- Browse our website to find information about internships and careers.
Exploring Majors and Options
- Use the “What About My Major?” page to begin reading about majors and careers, and learn what some alumni from each major are doing now.
- Talk to sophomores in your residential college about classes they have taken, to help you learn about majors that interest you most.
- Be introduced to many kinds of work through career panels and special programs each semester, often featuring alumni who have had diverse career journeys and majors.
- Apply for the Princeternship Program, which matches current students with alumni hosts at their workplaces for 1-3 days during Reading Period/Intercession Break or Spring Break.
- As your take a wide variety of classes, ask yourself what you like most about your classes and which extracurricular activities interest you most. Feel free to discuss these thoughts with a career counselor, who can also tell you how to connect with alumni for insights into their Princeton experience and beyond.
Make sure you…
- Fill out your profile on TigerTracks, our online system containing thousands of summer job and internship listings, in order to receive email targeted to your career interests. There is an account waiting for you; just click on “Forgot my password” to get started.
- Sign up for an account on UCAN, a consortium-shared online system just for internships. It boosts geographic diversity and other opportunities not found on TigerTracks.