Job Search Workshop: How to Find
Internships and Practice Your Interviewing Skills
Organized by the SLA Maryland Chapter
Whether you are a
student, between jobs, or an employer, this Workshop offers something for
everyone! For library, information science, and knowledge
management students looking for career employment, nothing spells success like
having hands-on learning experience in addition to classroom instruction.
Internships can greatly expand your knowledge, experience, contacts base, and
chances of career success. Many employers look for internship experience
when hiring and often look to their own interns as the best potential candidates
to fill positions.
Savvy employers know
that interns are a great return on investment. They provide a fresh and
diverse talent pool for gaining new insights, novel ideas, specialized
strengths and skill sets. Intern contributions can keep an organization
successful, relevant and competitive!
It’s a winning
Who Should Attend:
- Students who want to jumpstart their careers by learning
the essentials of finding and applying for internships, hearing about a variety
of great internship opportunities and how to land the one that is right for
- Those who are between
jobs and want to find out
how the right internship can help you keep your skills sharp, gain new ones,
expand networks, and even test-drive a budding area of interest.
Employers who want to meet prospective interns and learn
more about how an effective internship program can be an excellent way to gain
a foothold into addressing today’s workload and tomorrow’s workforce.
Hear from the Pros,
Newbie Librarians and Students! Nancy Faget, noted leader in managing the "Careers in Federal
Libraries" community; Barbara Ferry, National Geographic Society;
Marianne Giltrud,Catholic University of America; Jacqueline Protka, National
Gallery of Art; Katie Rapp, National Institute of Science and Technology; and
Katie Chan, National Library of Medicine Intern.
During the Workshop you
will learn about:
- Available opportunities
ranging from internships, practicums, independent study and field study
projects for credit, to virtual internships, fellowships, and more!
- The SLA Mentor Program
and University of Maryland iSchool Field Study Database
- How to find the right
intern-employer match to achieve career and organizational goals
- How to structure an
internship for maximum advantage from those in the know…career-building experts
and seasoned librarians
- The internships
experiences of newly-minted librarians and current student interns
- How to give winning interviews. Get actual
practice interviewing with immediate feedback!
- How to stand out from the crowd!
Job Search Workshop: How to Find Internships and Practice Your
Fee: $20 for
$25 for SLA members
$30 for non-SLA members
includes a continental Sunrise Breakfast of fresh-baked muffins, bagels,
pastries, fruit platter, juices and coffee!
Registration is limited,
so don’t delay! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get your
career rolling in the right direction!