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Center for Pathway Experiences

Before you Apply

Self-Assess Your Interests

Start by learning more about yourself and career fields/occupations that match those interests.  To start, consider the following:

  • Career fields/occupations/industries of interest
  • Knowledge, skills, abilities and job responsibilities
  • Geographical locations of interest to you as well as locations of employers that hire in your field
  • Types of employers and organizations
  • Work values and other criteria (i.e. environmental sustainability, job security, etc.).

Need Help? Contact the Career Services office to schedule an appointment with counselor to discover your career.

Prepare your Application Materials

Most internships/pathways applications will require:

  • A spotless employer-ready resume
  • An online profile/application

Additional items that may be required include:

  • A cover letter/introductory e-mail
  • Official or unofficial copies of your transcript
  • A portfolio of your professional and academic work
  • List of 3-5 professional references with contact information
  • A writing sample or reflection piece that may include why you are hoping to secure the internship and how this experience fits within your long-term goals.

Finally most internship/pathways application processes will include 1-3 interviews prior to an offer. These interviews can take place at the company/organization site, on-campus, job fairs/networking events, by phone or Skype/other teleconferencing options.

Need help with preparing your application materials or preparing for interviews? Call the Career Services office to schedule an appointment or learn more about their online resources.

Need a copy of your transcript? Contact the Registrar's Office to request a copy of one.

Contact Us

Center for Pathway Experiences
McLemore Hall, First Floor

Hattiesburg Campus

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