Career-related work experience is essential to maximizing your education investment. Begin pursuing resume-enhancing work experience in your first year and continue doing so until graduation. Most employers claim that relevant work experience is the #1 factor in choosing one candidate over another, even more important than GPA and major.
Most employers value off-campus work experience more than on-campus jobs because they believe, accurately or not, that off-campus work experience produces more relevant transferable skills. That said, each person needs to balance the need for securing resume-enhancing experience with the need for earning money to cover expenses. Often this is achieved by pursuing a combination of different work, some off-campus and some on-campus. Our team is available to help you connect with opportunities and organizations that fit your interests!
All work can be valuable, but credit-based internships are unique because you achieve learning objectives created by you and a faculty advisor. Follow these steps:
On-campus employment is handled by the Biola University Student Employment Office, located in Metzger Hall upper floor.
You’re encouraged to visit with one of our Peer Advisors if you have questions about finding jobs or internships. Online chat and walk-in hours are available. Peer Advisors may recommend you visit with a Career Counselor for more in depth assistance based on your situation. You can also call us at 562.903.4875 or submit this form to make an appointment. We look forward to serving you!