Attend the Career Showcase at the O’Connell Center in September and January. Dress in professional attire, and remember to bring copies of your resume. You’ll talk to a number of recruiters from an array of companies, so plan on staying for the entire day. After the Showcase, go through all the corporate literature and business cards you gathered, and decide which companies most interest you. Send “thank you” emails!
After the Career Showcase, you may be contacted with “Preselect” offers. Preselects are the students companies specifically request to interview when their recruiters come back to UF later in the semester. If you don’t get a preselect offer, you can watch for open schedules and stay in contact with the Miller Center for more information.
Research the companies – find out all you can about their history, culture, and business. Check out the company web site, and get more information from the UF Business Library. Learn all you can about the art of interviewing. The Miller Center offers workshops on interviewing throughout the year to help you prepare. The Retail You program offers instruction as well!
Go to the interviews if you signed up for them. Be prompt and dress in professional attire. Don’t forget to write thank-you letters to your interviewer.
Sit back, relax, and wait for the offers to come in. Make your decision, and let the Miller Center know which offer you accepted by the beginning of April. If you didn’t get an offer, stop by the Miller Center for help finding an internship as soon as possible. The more you communicate, the more you can get help.
Register for the summer internship for either 1, 2, or 3 credits. Retail internships are part of an academic program and must be taken for credit. You cannot earn the Minor in Retailing Leadership without this internship credit.
Enjoy your internship, and remember to contact the Miller Center at any time if you have any questions or problems. We are here to help you!