The Student Professional Development Center career advisors work with students to create a customized search including networking assistance, company exploration, and industry-specific job and internship sites. Our corporate and employer relations team travel the country to build relationships with quality employers and then connect them to Elon talent through on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and job and internship posts on the Elon Job Network.
CORONAVIRUS JOB & INTERNSHIP RESOURCES:
Candor (jobs and internships) – Crowdsourced (not 100% verified) list of companies and industries hiring or are under a freeze.
The Elon Job Network
The Elon Job Network is an online database of jobs and internships posted exclusively for Elon students and alumni. We invite you to use this system to search for opportunities, including on-campus jobs, full-time positions, part-time positions, and internships. You can also register for recruitment events, including on-campus and virtual interviews.
Some students may have a major that requires an internship while other students may choose to complete an internship without academic credit to gain professional experience and learn more about career paths. The SPDC works in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communications and School of Business to assist students in finding and registering for internships, ELR units, and co-ops.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships are not suited to those seeking academic credit for their internship experience, but they can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, finance, and more.
The Student Professional Development Center host a variety of organizations at Elon throughout the academic year. Examples of employers that have recruited Elon talent include the U.S. State Department, ESPN, PwC, Wells Fargo, The Kennedy Center, Peace Corps, ABC News, Oracle, Google, Walt Disney Company and many more.
Research shows 85% of jobs are found through networking. Networking is not something you only do when you need a job or internship. You need to make it a lifelong practice. The cardinal rule of networking is “Give before you get.”
Salary Negotiation and Reneging
Successfully negotiating your salary requires researching average salaries based on your experience level, industry, and geographic preferences. This research, along with knowing your personal salary requirements and boundaries, and understanding how to discuss your salary needs in a professional manner, will assist you in effectively negotiating.
A job or internship acceptance is a serious commitment to your new employer, and backing out of that commitment (reneging) can have negative effects for you, the employer, and for other Elon students.
International Jobs and Internships
Explore international internships, jobs, and teaching opportunities.
Diverse Student Resources
The Student Professional Development Center supports ALL students and strives to provide resources specific to underrepresented student populations across campus.
Career Community Specific Resources
Explore opportunities across industries including media, sports, art, publishing, entertainment, education, government, non-profit, science, technology, engineering, math, health and human service, business, finance, and more.
Leadership Development and Rotational Programs
Leadership development and rotational programs provide you with in-depth experiences, ongoing mentorship, and targeted training across a range of business areas within an organization. Be sure to check EJN prior to applying to any of these programs as Elon may already have a relationship with the employer.
Elon Year of Service Graduate Fellows Program
The Elon Year of Service Graduate Fellows program is a partnership between Elon University and several organizations in Alamance County, that offers six recent Elon graduates the opportunity to engage in one year of meaningful service work to improve the health, education, and economic well-being of residents in Alamance County.