Preparing for your Summer Internship?

Check out the resource below for tips on having a successful experience at your summer internship!

Making the Most of Your Internship

Writing Professional Communications

The following resources provide information about writing effective resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and other forms of professional communication.

Resume Guide

Recommended Action Verbs

Cover Letter Guide

Thank You Note Guide

How to Decline an Offer

Sample Reference Sheet

Interviewing Tips

These resources provide guidance for successful interviews and introduce you to the STAR technique for answering behavioral-based interview questions. 

Interviewing Guide

QUIC Interview Preparation

Company Research Handout

Interview Skills Video Series

OSU Library Resources - Job Interview Preparation

Other Job Search Resources

How to Prepare for a Career Fair
How do you stand out to an employer at a Career Fair?  This PowerPoint details the steps you should take before, during, and after a career fair to be successful.

LinkedIn Profile Checklist and Alumni Search Handout
This handout was created by our Undergraduate Career Coaches and includes tips for making your LinkedIn profile stand out to employers.  It also includes a tutorial on how to use LinkedIn to search for Alumni.

Tips on Professional Dress
Confused about the difference between business casual and business professional?  Review this handout for helpful tips on looking your best.

Career Management for the Business Student
Are you curious about how to get started in taking advantage of the services of the Office of Career Management?  Check out this handout which includes an overview of our services, some key facts and statistics about our students and their employment outcomes, and a year-by-year checklist of what you should be doing to be successful in your job search.

Job and Internship Search
This handout provides information to help you assess yourself and your career goals.  It provides a thorough list of both Fisher-specific resources and external resources to help you find internships and full-time career positions. 

Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers
Summarizes the issues involved in accepting a job offer and takes you through the process of evaluating what is important to you (benefits? location? training? salary?) as you decide whether to accept a job offer.

Networking and Informational Interviews
This document can help you learn about the benefits of conducting informational interviews to network and to learn about possible careers related to your major.

Tips for Sophomores
Advice for sophomores seeking an internship.  Learn about how previous second year Fisher students found their internships.

Micro-Internships and Gig Opportunities
Find paid, short-term projects through Parker Dewey that allow you to explore different career options, build your skills, and prove yourself to prospective employers.
*Please note: International Students are only legally authorized to work on short-term projects if the work occurs on-site/at the employer's physical location, related to their field of study and involves direct supervision.  CPT will not be issued for remote or independent projects performed remotely.

Discover Accounting Job Board
Provides educational information and resources on accounting careers.

Alumnifire is an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Get connected with Alumnifire and join this powerful Buckeye network. 

Fisher has arranged for undergraduates to have free, unrestricted access to all Vault has to offer, including:

  • Downloadable Career Guides
  • Employer profiles and rankings
  • Discussion boards
  • Vault's job board, which matches employers and recruiters with top talent
    If you have not registered with Vault, click on "Create My Vault Account" and use your OSU email address to get started.