Finding a Job or Internship
Finding an internship or job and can be daunting. We post all internships and jobs that we receive on our internal website. We also list ongoing, established internships here. These are typically paid opportunities for juniors and seniors.
Belmont’s Career & Professional Development Office offers many resources for your job or internship search. You can schedule an appointment with Rachel Walden, the career specialist for Communication Studies and Corporate Communication majors. You can also sign up for a Handshake account that will enable you to find internships and jobs.
Check out these additional resources:
When searching for a job, here are some typical entry-level job titles you can expect to find:
- Community Developer
- Public Relations
- Full-time/Post-graduate Intern*
- Content Writer/Producer
- Human resources
- Administrative Assistant
- Learning Specialist
- Recruiting/Staff/Talent Development
*Note: Though it may seem odd to take a job as an assistant or intern after graduation, these are typically full-time, paid positions and common entry-points for the profession. In many cases, these represent good opportunities.
Job-hunting takes effort, initiative and courage. Take advantage of every opportunity to make contacts and network– while you’re still in school! Go up and thank the guest speaker in your class. Shake hands with that convocation speaker. Tell your family and friends you’re looking for work. Find the industry leaders on Linked In and request to connect with them. Consider every second at your internship a job interview. The job search will be much less daunting if you prepare now and use the resources available to you! To hear directly from local industry leaders about how to make a good impression in the job search, go here.
You can find out more about the COM internship program and receiving class credit for an internship here.