Career Center


Career Center
315-859-4332 (fax)

Career-Related Experience

CRE: Strategies & Resources for Students Studying Abroad

If you will be - or are - away for fall semester only:

  • Start your search for summer CRE early in spring semester
  • Make an appointment with a career counselor in January to develop a plan
  • Finalize your resume and decide on a career field to explore before you return to campus

If you are - or will be - away for spring semester, start your search before you leave.  It is in your best interest to complete as many of the following steps as possible. You may decide to Apply to opportunities from abroad but we strongly recommend that you Develop a Plan and Search for Opportunities before you leave.

Develop a Plan

  1. Decide on specific career area in which you wish to obtain further experience
  2. Update your 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. 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 interview (if required) by phone.
  2. Prepare for interview

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