Welcome to the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning

Everyone’s career path is unique. Whether you’re a first year or a senior, we offer resources and advising to help you consider and shape your own way forward through internships, networking, jobs, alumni connections, or reflection on how your academic …

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Making Your Summer Plan Decision: What to do when you’ve received offers and rejections

I received an offer for an internship! What do I do now? 
Step 1: Gratitude and Confirming Details
Step 2: Reflection and Aligning With Your Goals
Step 3: Communicating Your Decision
Step 4: Stick To Your Commitments and Start Planning

By Emily Tareila
Emily Tareila Program Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program
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How To Begin: Starting Your Internship Applications

We’ve all been there. Sitting in front of our computers with 36 tabs on a window filled with Handshake postings, program information sites and random Google searches. Staring at these pages can be intimidating, especially if they’re filled with opportunities …

By Emily Tareila
Emily Tareila Program Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program
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Navigating/ Finding Summer Internships

The Loeb Center was a great resource for me during the last internship search cycle. I remember having a meeting with Emily Tareila for guidance on finding opportunities. We spent a lot of time learning how to navigate Handshake and …

By Cindy Rosario
Cindy Rosario Peer Career Advisor
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The Importance of Cover Letters

Follow these five steps to write an effective and thoughtful internship application, plus more tips, FAQs and perspectives! 

Give yourself ample time to write a cover letter. While we know it isn’t always possible to have weeks of advanced notice, …

By Emily Tareila
Emily Tareila Program Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program
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Making Connections and Networking as Research for Internships

The practice of networking and how valuable it can be as a research tool as you plan your internship search

When we think of networking, many associate the word with hustling to get a job or shaking hands with someone …

By Emily Tareila
Emily Tareila Program Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program
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What I Did This Summer

This summer I was able to secure a 10-week internship with The Equity Project Charter School. This internship was especially fulfilling for me because I attended TEP Charter School from grades 5th-8th. 

I am currently a senior at Amherst College. …

By Cindy Rosario
Cindy Rosario Peer Career Advisor
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My Undergraduate Internships

Hi there! This is Emily, Program Director for the Houston Program.

Internships are such generous opportunities: they are experiential, tangible, and applied; they can be in new places and contexts; they provide visibility and access to areas previously unknown; they …

By Emily Tareila
Emily Tareila Program Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Internship Program
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Externship vs Internship: What’s the Difference?

Pursuing work-based experiences before you start your career can help you gain professional experience and hard and soft workplace skills. They can also teach you what kind of work you like (and don’t like!) to do. So what sort of …

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Have Your Resume Reviewed Remotely During the 2023 January Term

Loeb Center Peer Career Advisors are available to review resumes during the 2023 January Term for students who are:

Students who would like to take advantage of this service over the break should use this form to submit their resumes

By Victoria Wilson
Victoria Wilson Director of Career Education Strategy/Pre-Law Advisor
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Summer Internship Recap & Advice From Chloe Metz ’23

Metz’s interest in criminal justice reform and civic impact began in the summer of 2021 when she interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield, Massachusetts. During her stint at the office during the summer and fall, Metz “got to …

By Brianne LaBare
Brianne LaBare Peer Career Advisor
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