Last Friday I attended the Career and Internship Fair put on by the University club FAB, Fashion And Business. (http://www.fabmn.com/) The College of Design puts on quite a few of these career based events and they are a great resource, and fun to attend! There are speakers, an occasional fashion show, presentations and lots of booths with employers and companies offering internships in the near future. While there I spoke with quite a few companies about their internship opportunities and what they look for in a candidate. While at the Career Fair I picked up a lot of info about a few companies that interested me, as well as business cards, etc. Here is a picture of everything I grabbed at the career fair!
I have been working with Heidi Perman from the CDes Career Center (http://www.careerhelp.umn.edu/) on my resume and cover letter for a few different internships next summer. The career center is great! They really help you pinpoint what is important based on your interests and what company you are applying to intern with. I have already had one internship with a local design company, last fall/spring, and am currently interning with another local designer. Internships are very important to your college experience as a design student, and the Career and Internship Services is a great place to start in your search, the earlier the better! The current application I am working on with Heidi is for a large corporation based out of the Twin Cities. This particular application is due in two weeks, wish me luck!