Think the recruiting program isn't for you? While a range of employers from fields including marketing, communications and media, education, public service, consulting, financial services and information technology visit campus each term to recruit, Career Services offers access to a host of additional opportunities through resources on its website as well.
Navigating Career Services offerings online: THE BIG 3
The career office’s online platform for posting internship listings, DartBoard offers thousands of opportunities, some of which are only available to Dartmouth students! Access the website from the career services home page and create an account to get started. You can also use the site to stay up-to-date on on-campus information and recruitment sessions, track resume and cover letter documents, and apply to programs. The site also provides access to other regional and national databases for internships and entry-level jobs. You can check out databases like the Nationwide Internships Consortium, a network for 18 national colleges and universities, by clicking the “Internships” tab in DartBoard.
Dartmouth Career Network
Using your school ID, you can access the Dartmouth Career Network, a professional network of thousands of Dartmouth alumni who have said that they are willing to advise fellow alumni and students about pursuing a career in their field. You can reach out to alumni for help understanding the ins and outs of a particular industry or finding contacts in a particular region. Who knows – maybe the alum will turn out to be your first employer! Check out tips for contacting alumni here. There is also a Dartmouth alumni Linked-In group, Facebook and Twitter page that you can access here, as well as alumni groups devoted to particular industries or student populations.
Internship Feedback Database
Accessible under the “Internships” tab in Dartboard, this database includes Dartmouth student feedback about internships they pursued in off-terms. The database can give you a fuller idea of the variety of internships that Dartmouth students pursue as well as a person to contact if you have further questions about that internship in particular or a similar internship in the same field. Students listed on the database may also be able to put you in contact with their previous employer and offer helpful tips about applying for positions.
Other tips and suggestions:
Subscribe to career services blitzes about opportunities in your area of interest! These blitzes may include information about off-term internships as well as chances to opportunities with visiting alumni. Subscribe through DartBoard by clicking on “My Account” and electing “My Profile,” then scrolling down to additional information. Select “Career Services Emails Desired” and add as many career fields as you are interested in. Emails are sent out bi-weekly and you can subscribe at any time.
Expanding your search to national networks:
Many industries have job databases specific to their field, while others may carter to students and recent graduates. Click the “Internships” tab in DartBoard and select “Links by Careers” for a full list of national job databases organized by career, or check out national job boards like Idealist, One Day One Job, Simplyhired and The Riley Guide for more general postings.
Come by the career services office for help navigating Dartmouth and national databases, suggestions on how to contact alumni, and help preparing documents for potential employers like resumes and cover letters! Drop-in hours for the summer are Tuesday through Friday, 1:30 to 4 pm in Career Services at 63 South Main Street.