Internship & Job Search
The Career Center offers a full range of job search services and resources to help students connect with employers for internships, part-time and full-time jobs. Listed in this section are links to specific web resources to assist with your search. We encourage you to explore these web resources and expand your research through networking and informational interviews. To discuss these resources, your research and to develop your personal job search strategy, schedule an appointment with one of our career coaches.
The Career Guide is a comprehensive collection of job search resources, tips and strategies relevant to all majors and industries.
Additional Career Services in Schools and Colleges Many academic units also have specific career and professional development resources targeted specifically to their school/college.
OwlNetwork is the university-wide internship and professional job database. Students can be taken to the OwlNetwork by Owl Network by clicking here and entering their AccessNet username and password.
- If you experience difficulty accessing the OwlNetwork system, please submit an online request for help and a Career Center representative will contact you.
Internships are an increasingly important part of the college experience. According to the NACE Job Outlook Survey, more than 70% of employers prefer to hire candidates with relevant work experience, and a majority of employers prefer that experience to come through an internship or co-op. As a student, an internship gives you the opportunity to build valuable skills and capitalize on your classroom learning. To get started on your internship search:
- Assess yourself: Check out pages 4-6 of our Career Guide to reflect on your interests and goals. If you’d like to go deeper in assessment, check out our FOCUS 2 tool, or speak with a coach about additional assessments.
- Prepare yourself: Begin to craft a resume that accurately conveys your unique skills and qualities. Great resumes are highly specific to your experiences and focus on results. Consult our Career Guide for a wide variety of samples. Visit the Career Center during our drop-in hours or make an appointment to have your resume reviewed.
- Create a game plan: Research is one of the most important parts of an internship search. Use our resources to discover current postings and research potential new employers. The goal of research is to tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight your best fit for an individual position. Here's a sample game plan for finding opportunities:
- Consult Career Center resources such as the OwlNetwork, Career Shift, and LinkedIn to identify 5-10 organizations that meet your criteria. Research the mission, services, and potential opportunities at these organizations.
- If there are no current internship opportunities posted, work with a career coach to develop talking points for reaching out to new contacts or alumni at these organizations to gather details.
- Develop a tailored resume and cover letter that positions you as the best fit for the opportunity. Get it reviewed by a career coach and other trusted advisors.
- Apply for the opportunity in a timely fashion and practice for an interview. Mock interviews are available with career coaches and through our InterviewStream tool.
A successful full-time job search involves planning, research, and support. Start working with the Career Center early in your college career, and take advantage of:
- Professional Development and Networking Events
- Employer Events, including Career Fairs and Mock Interviews
- Ongoing career coaching throughout your entire Temple career and beyond.
Don't know where to start? Contact our office at 215-204-7981 or make an appointment with a career coach through the OwlNetwork.
Job Search Resources
- On Campus Leadership Opportunities
- Rights & Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
- Leadership Training Programs
- Glassdoor For Students
- Ferguson Career Guidance Center
- Vault Career Insider
College of Education
- Delaware Department of Education
- New York
- On-Line Application System
- Charter/Private/Parochial Schools
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- Carney, Sandoe & Associates
College of Engineering
- Engineering Technology
- Employment Crossing
- Diversity Working Engineering Technician Job Postings
College of Health Professions
- Communication Sciences
- Communications Disorder Major
- Career Guide
College of Liberal Arts
- Human Service, Nonprofit, & Cultural
- Action Against Hunger
- African Development Foundation
- Catholic Source
- Center for World Indigenous Studies
- Christian Jobs
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Diversity Working
- Feminist Majority Foundation
- Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
- Human Rights Campaign
- Jewish Organizing Initiative
- LGBT CareerLink
- LGBT Resource Professionals
- Opportunity Knocks
- Serve Philadelphia
- Social Work Career Center
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
- Law School Admission Council
Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
College of Science and Technology
- CST Research Opportunities
Center for the Arts
School of Media and Communication
- General Communications Resources
- Occupational Outlook
- Show Biz Jobs Listings
- Center for Communication
- National Communication Association
- Communication Arts
- Philly Creative Guide
- Freelance Jobs
- Media Bistro
- Advertising and Media Job Openings
- Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
- Society for Technical Communication
- International Communication Association
- International Association of Business Communicators
- Occupational Outlook
- Editor and Publisher
- American Copy Editors Society Job Postings
- National Newspaper Publishers Association
- Newspaper Career Bank
- Magazine Publishers of America Job Bank
- The New York Times
- Poynter Institute's Career Center
- Society of Professional Journalist
- Society for News Design
- Writer's Digest
- Strategic Communication
- Occupational Outlook
- PRWeek Jobs
- Council of Public Relations Firms
- Public Relations Student Society of America
- O'Dwyer's PR Daily
- National Black Public Relations Society Job Bank
- Rhetoric Society of America
- American Society for Training and Development Career Center
- Society for Human Resource Management
School of Social Administration
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Partnership for Public Service
For part-time jobs on campus (including work study):
go to TU Portal: http://tuportal.temple.edu
click: 'Student Tools' - 'Student Jobs @ Temple'
For off-campus work study jobs, visit:
Student Financial Services Job Bank
Part-time jobs with employers off campus:
Explore, learn and connect throughout the year with hundreds of employers through the Owlnetwork – Temple’s on-line job posting system