Career Services Work Experience
Work experience gives you the chance to apply your liberal arts skills, enhance your abilities, prove your competence, and build toward the future you want. Wabash students regularly pursue Career Test Drives, internships, fellowships, gap year programs, and jobs. The Schroeder Center provides guidance and support for all parts of this process, for all students, at any time.
EXTERNSHIPS are intensive job-shadowing opportunities to experiment with interests in specific organizations, fields, or industries. Use them early and often to find out what it is really like to do a job, build experience, and make new contacts.
INTERNSHIPS are substantive work and learning experiences related to a major or career goal that involves working under the direct supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals. Internship experience is fast becoming an expectation that graduates schools and employers take into account when making their admissions and hiring decisions.
FELLOWSHIPS are a wide range of alternatives to directly pursuing employment or a regular path to graduate school after graduation. They are paid opportunities, including scholarships and grants, to do research, teach abroad, pursue a big idea, or get your next degree. Think Fulbright, Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, and Truman--there are hundreds more.
GAP YEARS are opportunities for students to gain professional or personal experience, accomplish goals, and further explore their interests in the year or two following college graduation. Think Teach for America, Peace Corps, and Americorps.
JOBS are how you earn money. Everyone needs a job at some point. We are ready to help you find your next employment.