Career Center


Career Center
315-859-4332 (fax)

Career-Related Experience

Advanced CRE: Strategies & Resources

(most typically for junior and senior students)

If you have built a foundation during your first couple of years at Hamilton, you may wish to apply to more competitive internships that typically look for students who can demonstrate:

  • a specific career focus, and ideally, some prior career-related experience: academic, co-curricular and/or summer AND
  • skills useful to the organization.

Develop a Plan

  1. Decide on specific career area in which you wish to obtain further experience
  2. Update resume and have it approved

Search for Opportunities

  1. Network with personal and family contacts, Hamilton alumni & other professionals in your field of interest
  2. Generate a prospect list of organizations in field of interest; contact them to inquire about potential career-related experience
  3. If you are looking to intern in a major metropolitan area (i.e., DC, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia), you may also want to search online listings


  1. Research each organization of interest
  2. Target your resume and cover letter to each specific organization and/or position
  3. Make an appointment to have a Peer or Career Counselor review application meterials
  4. Send required materials well in advance of deadlines

Follow Up and Interview

  1. Contact each organization to confirm receipt of materials and to set up an in-person or phone interview (if appropriate)
  2. Prepare for interview
  3. Conduct a practice "mock" interview at the Career Center 

The Career Center staff is available to help you with this process. Please call 315-859-4346 to make an appointment.