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Finding a Summer Internship

By Sahar Rammaha

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Dear Career Ambassador

Dear Career Ambassador,

I wasn’t able to attend the career fair and now I feel out of luck for an internship. Is it too late to find one now? I’m stuck and don’t know what to do.

-Struggling Student

 

Hi Struggling Student,

It’s understandable that not all students were able to make it to the career fair, but that doesn’t mean your internship luck is on the line. Sometime students have class or work conflicts with the career fairs, but luckily for Oakland University students, we have a really active job posting website! Every day, you can browse through around 700 active job posts of anything from internships, part time or full time positions. Keep checking it daily as more posts come in and you’ll find something for you. If you need further help, seeing a career consultant would be your next step. They specialize in going into specifics so it would definitely come in as a huge advantage. All of these OU Services are free so use them to your advantage!

 

Your Career Ambassador,

Sahar R.

 

Email us any more questions at careers@oakland.edu

#IGotTheJob: Sahar

Who: Sahar Rammaha

What: X-Ray Tech/ Chiropractor Assistant

Where From: OUCareerLink.com

 

This is a story about the time I got the job. I’m currently a sophomore at Oakland University and I’ve been trying to get experience in the med field, so I checked a job posting for my school’s career website and found one that I was interested in. Here are my tips:

  • Even when you don’t think you have a chance; it’s always good to give it a try. Applying to jobs that interest you can never hurt you so go ahead and take the risk because you’ll never know.
  • I catered my resume to the employer by including experiences that contain transferrable skills. Even though I have limited experience in the medical field, I was still able to relate my previous positions as a Telemarketer and Career Ambassador to the job position than I was with my background as a nurse assistant!
    • So don’t be afraid of bringing up old experiences during your interview as long as you follow the guidelines of staying relevant.
  • Do not over prep for the interview. I recall always making a script for interviews and only recently realized that it had harmed me more than anything since I wouldn’t recognize how robotic I would sound. If a job is best fit for you than just go in with only knowing what to say for “Tell me about yourself” because everything else should just flow to you naturally. I promise you, don’t overthink the interviews because it will only show employers a nervous front even though you should be confident in yourself.
  • If you think the outfit doesn’t look professional, then you shouldn’t wear it. If a suit/blazer looks too big then stay away from it. I paired a neutral grey sleeved blouse and black straight pants with curled hair.
    • Try going for a natural make-up look because less is more since the whole interview is always face to face.
  • I checked out the job posting and paid attention to the details such as travel percent and job type (full time, part time, co-op). It didn’t come as a surprise when the employer asked how flexible my schedule can be and if there were any restrictions that I had with traveling out of state for work reasons. Stay educated my friends!
  • After the interview, I was told that I would get a call back 5 days later but received a call within the same day!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me anything by emailing me:

srammaha@oakland.edu

Sahar Rammaha

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Tips to Follow and Check

  • Maintain good academics
  • Actively participate in related student organizations
  • Show that you’ve worked in a team
  • Gain experience through internships
  • Work on your analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

 

By Sahar Rammaha

Dear Career Ambasasdor

Dear Career Ambassador,

I wanted to know where to start applying to jobs. I am in the pre-med field and have been applying to volunteer at hospitals, but I’ve never received an email back. What should I do?

-Anonymous

Hello there,

Don’t worry, I have been in your shoes before and know what it’s like. First off, try calling or visiting the volunteer site and asking where application is during this moment. Once settled, start expanding your options. You need clinical hours, so it doesn’t need to be strictly hospital facilities. Ask your family physician, friends or family if they know anyone interested in hiring or allowing a student to shadow them for any task. Start small and build up because all experience is good experience. If you still want a hospital job, look into becoming a medical scribe or a patient mover with companies such as PhysAssist, Scribe America, and more. Check hospital job postings for experiences that only require a high school degree. Considering all of this will help you get on the right track! Good luck.

 

Your Career Ambassador,

Sahar R.

 

Email us with any more questions at careerhelp@oakland.edu!