This coming summer could very well be my last before entering the real world workforce, unless I go on to graduate school to earn a Masters degree. Either way, it is absolutely vital for me to gain experience in the civil engineering field before graduating and an internship is the best way to get that. I had applied for a Iacocca International Internship to Abu Dhabi fully funded by Lehigh last semester but unfortunately did not get accepted. Now with my best opportunity gone, I have been searching for as many more as I can find. I made several contacts at the career fair last semester for big companies in the New York, Philadelphia, Washington areas, but I would prefer to stay home in the Buffalo area so I can put whatever salary I receive towards tuition instead of rent, food etc.
I visited the career services center the other day so a professional could review my resume. They helped me out a lot in highlighting important notes and even adding more to it. So this weekend, with less schoolwork to do, I plan to focus on internship applications and such. It’s not the most exciting but something you just have to do as a college upperclassman.