Getting Prepared

Employers in the United States look for candidates who have relevant experience and prefer candidates with work experience in the U.S. If you are lacking experience in the U.S., an internship during your graduate program will greatly improve your chances of landing a career position once you graduate. Additionally, many employers begin looking for summer interns in the fall (i.e. fall 2020 for an internship for summer 2021). Before you begin looking for an internship, familiarize yourself with the CPT (Curricular Practical Training) rules.
You can also gain experience through your class projects, leadership roles and other activities at CGU. If you are unsure of what activities might help you gain the type of experience you need, schedule an appointment though Handshake to speak to a career consultant.