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Let’s Talk About That Dream Job

If we lived in a world of magic and fairy tales, getting that dream job would be a piece of cake. But we all know that it takes work to get from point A to point B.

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Today’s most successful professionals don’t just want a single set of skills. They want (and need) a wide range of experiences and transferable skills that allow them to compete within their industries. For thousands of Ball State students, getting those skills often begins with an internship. Not only is it an incredible chance to put theory into action, but it also highlights how your experience and your value are leaps and bounds above your competition.

Get Your Foot Inside the Door

Our Intern-Ready Program has been designed for students who want to gain professional experience long before they ever leave the classroom.

Those who participate in the Intern-Ready Program receive the following services from the Career Center:

  • career assessment and exploration activities
  • practice interview participation
  • professionalism and etiquette training
  • resume review
  • workplace problem-solving training
  • informational interview or job shadow

In just one semester, students can gain the confidence they need to enter the workforce. When the self-guided program is completed, students will earn an Intern-Ready certificate and will be well prepared to move into Ball State’s Career-Ready program, a comprehensive program that focuses on leadership development, community service and engagement, and experiential education.

Get Started

Want to learn more about the Intern-Ready Program? Connect with one of our career coaches. We’ll be happy to talk you through the process.

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A Closer Look at the Fine Print

The Intern-Ready program requires completion of six specific activities, and students can track their progress through the Intern-Ready online platform. The program was developed based on employer feedback, so it’s no surprise that students who complete the program enjoy a 98 percent career placement rate after graduation.

Let Us Guide You Through Your Journey

We have services and resources to meet your needs depending on which of the following stages of your career journey you are in. So at which stages is it most useful to use the services described on this page? See below!
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Let our career experts, professional network, and tools guide you through some of your earliest choices.

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Develop Skills

Resumes, interviews, workplace etiquette, and more play such a large role in making sure you’ll earn a future job offer.

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Build Experiences

We’re here to make sure you find the best connections, the strongest networks, and the best experiences.

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Make the Transition

Ready to leap from classroom to professional world? We’re here to help you with job postings, on-campus interviewing, job fairs, and more.

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