Internship And Full-Time Jobs Kalamazoo MI

Want to land an entry-level job at a specific company? The best way is to first prove yourself is through an internship.

Interactive Business Systems (IBS)
(616) 345-6130
157 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI

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JR Walters Resources
(269) 925-3940
PO Box 51214
Kalamazoo, MI

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Paradigm Executive Search
(269) 488-1700
1747 West Main
Kalamazoo, MI

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Officeteam
(269) 226-9600
555 W Crosstown Pkwy
Kalamazoo, MI

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Diversified Medical Services
(616) 353-8788
5945 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI

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Welsh & Associates
(269) 488-8836
346 W. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI

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Alliant Engineering / JDM Engineering & Design
(269) 343-4108
5121 East ML Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

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Staffing Alliance Inc. - Master
(269) 344-2953
530 Whites Road
Kalamazoo, MI

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Cole's Paper Industry Recruiter
(269) 341-4495
3419 Winter Wheat Rd
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Collins & Associates
(269) 372-4300
10188 West H Ave
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If you want to land an entry-level job at a specific company after graduation, the best way to do it is to first prove yourself at that company through an internship or co-op.

But you can't expect to turn an internship into a full-time job just by showing up for your assignment with a pulse and a clock to watch the time go by.

"As an intern, you are in competition with other interns for full-time openings," says Christi Lehner, director of college relations for Abbott Laboratories, where 53 percent of the company's eligible interns were hired for full-time jobs in 2003. "You need to set yourself apart and show your value to the organization."

Here's how.

Take Your Role Seriously -- Very Seriously

"Treat your internship as if it was a real job," says Megan Elias, a 2003 public relations graduate from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Elias interned with Animal Friends, an animal shelter in Pittsburgh, before landing a full-time job there last summer.

"Whether it's a full or part-time internship -- paid, unpaid or for college credits -- take it seriously," Elias says. "Work hard. Just because you're an intern doesn't mean you shouldn't take your duties seriously."

Elias knows whereof she speaks. During her special-events planning internship at Animal Friends, she coordinated a "Bark ‘n' Brew" social event, handling everything from making contacts and developing a budget to publicizing the event and even working with the participating dogs....


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