Experience / Internships

Find Your Path. Take The Next Step.


Do you have questions about your major? How about your plan for a job after school? What skills and experience do you need to get the job you want? Why not ask someone that’s been there before! The College Fund Connect platform allows you to identify professionals from a specific school or particular field, and then ask them questions about their experience. They also post jobs and internship opportunities on the platform, so set-up your profile today and build your network!

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Internships & Fellowships

Internships are short employment opportunities, paid and unpaid, that allow students to “test drive” an employment opportunity before committing to making it a lifetime career.

Internships offer you the opportunity:

  • to learn more about a specific job or industry
  • to understand more about the professional job environment
  • to build relationships with people that can share information and insight; and
  • to provide a space to build professional and personal confidence

Employers are more willing to consider students as an applicant if you participated in an internship before, during, or after college. Internships can also add value to graduate admissions essays and applications, which can improve your admittance chances into a program. For more information contact internships@collegefund.org.

Find A Path

While some students know exactly what they want to do, many struggle to find a path – which can make it hard to set education and career goals. Below are some tools to help you discover your strengths and interests to give you greater confidence and direction in college.

Focus 2 Self-Assessment

Many people struggle with choosing an academic major during school, or job industry after graduation, but choosing a path is important when choosing your classes, internships and other career opportunities.

Focus 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision-making and planning in one place. By matching your assessment results to career options and majors/programs for your consideration, FOCUS 2 guides you through a career and education decision-making model to help you make informed career decisions and take action in planning your future.

To use this free service, register to create an account with the access code collegefund. From there, you can take each test- personality, interests, values, and skills- to build your academic and career planning profile. Print your profile to share with an academic or career counselor or mentor to discuss your career plan or transition to a new profession.

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