Navigating Your Job and Internship Search

A job or internship search requires time, effort, and strategic planning. Take advantage of the following methods so you can stay organized, grow your network, and find the right job board for you.

Career Fairs

Use this great opportunity to meet a large number of companies in one place and learn about several career opportunities. Look at the list of participating employers and make a note of who you would like to meet. Prepare a brief introduction of yourself, bring resumes, and wear business professional attire.

You can learn more about upcoming career fairs by visiting our Career Center events page.


UGA students and alumni have access to this list of part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. Create a “saved search” to set up email notifications when new positions are uploaded to the the system. Check for on-site interview opportunities and Career Center events.

UGA Students and alumni may access Handshake from the Career Center Homepage.

On-Campus Recruiting

Conduct interviews with employers on-campus in the Career Center interview wing. Sign up to participate using Handshake. Attend other on-campus events such as information sessions, employer panels, student group meetings, and more.

You can access Handshake from the Career Center Homepage.

In-Person Networking

In-person networking can give you an edge over the competition and is one of the top ways to find a job. Join LinkedIn to keep track of and grow your network. Reach out to your network as you can to keep in touch.

Online Networking

Using platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter makes networking easier, and many companies use social sites for hiring purposes. Follow company/organization accounts for insight into their culture, industry trends, services, and information. Professionally interact with their posts.

Targeted Search

Search for opportunities by reflecting on your priorities. This could mean searching for positions based on specific factors (company name, company values, geographic location, position title, and more). You can identify common job titles by using our "What Can I Do With A Major In...?" pages. You can also research lists of top organizations affiliated with your values, such as: green organizations, LGBTQ-supporting, philanthropy, etc.

Professional Groups

You can connect with individuals interested in similar career paths who can provide helpful career advice. Be aware that you may need to pay a fee to join professional organizations and access certain career opportunities. Look for a “Careers” or “Jobs” tab on their websites to find opportunities. Attend professional conferences and meetings to develop your network.

Public Job Boards

Broad job boards are a good way to learn about opportunities and in-demand career areas, but competition is higher because anyone is able to apply through the site. Searching on more specific sites lessens your competition.