Welcome Korbel Graduate Students and Alumni!
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Job and Internship Search Toolkit
S.T.A.R. (Situation, Task, Action, Result) provides a valuable outline to concisely communicate a specific story that shows, instead of just tells, employers about your KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities). Use this method to create effective resume bullet points, cover letter paragraphs, and to structure interview answers.
Each resume should be tailored for a specific internship or job, and we generally do not recommend using a stock template.
- Video: Introduction to Resumes
- Resume Toolkit Including Sample Resumes
- Screen Reader Accessible Resume Toolkit
- Federal Resumes
Each internship or job application requires a customized, skills-based cover letter.
Writing T.R.A.P.S. – avoid common writing mistakes in your cover letters!
S.T.A.R. Method for writing strong, skills-based cover letter paragraphs
Informational interviews help you gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry, as well as build a network of contacts in the field.
Tracking sheet to organize your target list for your job and internship search.
Ready to interview for a job or internship?
- How to Prepare
- Types of Questions
- LinkedIn Interview Prep – Get Real-time AI Feedback
- Interviewing for Federal Jobs
More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn is the primary tool we recommend for networking.
Tracking sheet to organize your professional network.
Denver Area Networking Groups:
- Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
- Mile High Young Professionals
- Net Impact
- Posner Center for International Development
- Women in Sustainable Energy
Linktank lists events, workshops, and jobs for students and professionals in the area.
Internship and Job Data
- INTERNSHIP DATABASE: A list of locations where past Korbel students have interned. You can also look at the past 3 years of internship data, including how much money we’ve given to students doing internships.
- INTERNSHIP REVIEWS: Read what Korbel students actually did at their internships, whether or not they would recommend them, and helpful tips on the application process.
- EMPLOYMENT DATA: On average, 93% of Korbel alumni are employed or continuing their education in the field within 12 months of graduation. Check out the many jobs around the world where you can use your Korbel degree!
- Internship registration polices and procedures
Exploring Your Options
Staying in the U.S. after graduation is often a goal for foreign students. We also encourage you to broaden your job search to your home country and other countries welcoming professional immigration. Here are some resources to get you started:
Korbel students are competitive for many fellowships including:
- Critical Language Scholarship
- Global Health Corps
- International Development Fellowship Program (IDFP)
- NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP)
- Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)
- McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program
Visit our video library below to view virtual information sessions for many of these fellowships.
If you are just getting started in your search, check out this fellowship database to view more than 1,000 possibilities.
Writing T.R.A.P.S. – avoid common writing mistakes in your fellowship applications!
Examples of multilateral organizations:
- United Nations
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
- World Health Organization
- World Bank
- World Food Programme
- World Trade Organization
Navigating the complicated multilateral system means visiting a number of different job search sites as there isn’t just one online platform for all jobs.
APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) has a YouTube channel with a number of videos related to working in this sector.
Looking for information on typical graduate career paths? Check out these resources from APSIA (Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs):
- Annual APSIA Career Guide
- APSIA YouTube channel – watch video interviews about job options available in international affairs
Our office can administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). We can also walk you through skills and values assessment exercises, and discuss strengths to help you determine your ideal career fit.