Center for SUCCESS

Internship and Job Search

What is an Internship?

An internship is an opportunity for you to get hands-on experience in a career field of interest and to further develop your professional skills. Doing an internship enables you to connect the knowledge and skills you have gained in the classroom and apply them in a real-world setting.

In addition, internships allow you to:


The Center for SUCCESS recently partnered with Parker Dewey, a third-party company that hosts micro-internships on behalf of organizations. Micro-Internships are professional, paid, short-term assignments that are often completed remotely. These opportunities are an excellent way for students to demonstrate their skills, explore careers, and develop their networks as they seek internships and full-time roles.

Pre-Professional Experience

There are a number of ways for you to gain experience toward a career field of interest during your time at Saint Xavier University including internships, joining a registered student organization, studying abroad, finding an on-campus position, participating in leadership initiatives, conducting research, or volunteering. Gaining pre-professional experience will allow you to:

Searching for Jobs

Before you conduct a job search, you will need to make sure you are prepared; this preparation can begin as early as your first year of college:

For preparation suggestions by year, please review the Four-Year SUCCESS Plan. You may also refer to the Academic and Career Resource Guide for more information or schedule an appointment through Handshake to work with an academic and career resource advisor.


Handshake is the official career management system of Saint Xavier University. Whether you are a first-year student, graduating senior, or alumni, you can use Handshake for your academic and career development needs:

Resources by Major

Visit the Resources by Major page for more information on career and industry-specific resources such as career outlook, job search websites, and professional organizations for the majors offered at Saint Xavier University.