Hi! I absolutely recommend to students that any type of experience they can gain, whether it's through volunteer work or internships goes a long way on their resume. Employers want to see that you've spent some time in the field you have chosen to study. An example would be that you contact your local Habitat for Humanity (just an example) and ask them if they have any volunteer work you could do around marketing or business development. This could mean you make flyers for an event or help them publicize the work they are doing. Not only are you helping your community, but you are gaining experience within your field. I highly recommend these activities to help get your foot in the door, network and gain important experience. Best wishes!
Karin recommends the following next steps:
- Contact a local non-profit and ask if they have roles where you can build skills in your area of interest.
- Use this experience to leverage your skills on your resume.