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June 5, 2023

Practice Your Interview Skills With Big Interview

Want to improve your interview skills? Then Big Interview is for you! Big Interview is an online interview practice platform that combines training AND practice to help you improve your interview techniques and build your confidence.

It records your responses and provides feedback on ways for you to become an expert interviewer. The recordings are also available to review with a Toppel career coach or anyone you'd like to share it with. Visit our website for more information and log into Big Interview today!


Summer is Time to Refresh Your Resume

Before the start of the academic year, it’s a good idea to create or update your resume. Since you may have obtained new skills during this past year, or are currently acquiring new skills at an internship, now is the time to add anything new so that you’ll be prepared for the upcoming school year and any opportunities that may arise.

Having a resume is the key to finding a job, an internship, grad school applications, and even joining a club or organization; so it’s important to always keep it updated with your most recent work, skills, and projects! Once completed, you can join our virtual drop-in hours over the summer (Mon – Thur, from 12 – 4 PM) to have it reviewed by a Toppel career coach and upload it to Handshake so that employers are able to find you.


Making a Cover Letter That Will Stand Out

Alongside your resume, one of the things that will make you stand out to employers is having a well-crafted cover letter. You can use your free time this summer to write one (if you’re applying for a specific job) or look at some templates to practice creating one for your dream job – but remember to tailor it to each opportunity you apply for!

A cover letter is a great way for you to stand out in a sea of applicants because it allows you to explain how you’d be the perfect fit for the position you’re applying for. If you don’t know where to start, you can even use ChatGPT to help with the initial outline. Check out the resources on our website for more information on how to craft a perfect cover letter.



Job Opportunities

CIA Scholarship

Virtual for Summer

Audit Intern

Human Resources (Phoenix, AZ)

Global Technology Summer Analyst Program
Bank of America

CDC Internship in Industrial Robotic Standards Analysis and Harmonization
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Sodexo Student Impact

Summer Internships
Morgan Stanley

Fundraising and Development Internship at ONETrack International (Remote)
ONETrack International

Internship – Dragonfly Student & Early Career Investigator Program: A Data Visualization Library for Dragonfly Science Operations
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

USFS Arctic Field Research Opportunity
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Paid WCPI Policy Internship Program (Fall 2023)
Women’s Congressional Policy Institute

Stewards VISTA: Youth Adventure Coordinator
VISTA Volunteer

Business Development Representative

Manufacturing Engineer
Arthrex, Inc.

TEACh Strong 2023 - Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Peace Corps Volunteer
Peace Corps

Daily Artist/Graphic Designer, Entry Level
Fox Corporation

Data Support Specialist

Account Manager

Four-Wheel Drive Loader (4WDL) Structures Product Engineer
John Deere

Product Marketing Specialist

CIA’s Stokes Scholarship Program was named in honor of the first African American congressman from Ohio, the Honorable Louis Stokes, who played a pivotal role in the quest for civil rights, equality, and social and economic justice.

The program’s objective is to assist talented students with a financial need in studying mission-critical skills at the collegiate level, while also contributing to the CIA’s overall hiring goals. Eligibility is based on a maximum yearly household income of $120,000 or $50,000 if independent.

Program benefits include tuition assistance (up to $25,000 per calendar year). Program requirement highlights:

  • Must be a US or naturalized citizen
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day summer tour in the Washington, DC, area prior to graduation, and willingness to work at the CIA full-time after graduation
The deadline to apply is June 30th! access this link to review the full scholarship information and apply.

If you are looking for ways to advance your career development over the summer, we are still here and open (virtually) to support you!

We have virtual drop-in coaching hours available Monday through Thursday from 12:00 - 4:00 PM, and many of our other services will still be accessible to you as well.

Feel free to check out a complete list of our services on our website. Stay tuned for more ways to #LevelUp over break by following us on Instagram!



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