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Expand Your Options

  • Think about a post-baccalaureate internship that can give you additional work experience and strengthen your credentials in a specific field. It's also a good way to explore your interest in a field before committing to a full-time job or graduate program. A research study of nonprofit employees done by The Forbes Funds showed that 7 out of 10 began their nonprofit career with an internship.
  • Consider temporary work, which will expose you to various responsibilities, work environments and career professionals who can assist you in defining your interests or career choices. Also, temporary work may lead to permanent, full-time employment.
  • Give thought to taking a less than perfect job, which may set you up for a better one. Internal candidates often have an edge. Also use this tactic to gain experience, enhance your resume and expand your network.

Contact Us

Career Options Resource Center
Harold Johnson Library, Third Floor
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.6148

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