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Step 3: Registration

Begin 12 months prior

TO DO: Learn the requirements and guidelines of the internship program

HOW: Review the Internship section of the Career Bridge website, talk to your Career Bridge Advisor, Student Success Coach

TO DO: Create or revise a Resume and Cover Letter

HOW: Schedule an appointment with you Career Bridge Advisor

TO DO: Identify 3 employers as potential internship sites

HOW: Search jobs on Handshake (Learn How!)

Begin 6 months prior

TO DO: Review available internships and apply for ones interested in

HOW: Schedule a Job Search Strategy appointment with your Career Bridge Advisor

TO DO: Practice your Elevator Pitch and Interviewing skills

HOW: Use InterviewStream to practice face to face interviews, and schedule an appointment with a Career Bridge Advisor to develop and hone your Elevator pitch

TO DO: Attend 'Finding and Applying to an Internship' workshop

HOW: Register for the next workshop on Handshake!

Begin 2 months prior

TO DO: Once you've been offered an internship, make sure to obtain a job description from the employer, your work schedule, and the contact details of your on-site supervisor

HOW: Work with your Career Bridge Advisor and the Internship Manager

TO DO: Submit your application for a credit-bearing internship through Handshake

HOW: Access a detailed guide here, or see your Career Bridge Advisor, or the Internship Manager for more help

TO DO: Once your internship is approved make sure you are registered in the accompanying internship course

HOW: Talk with your Student Success Coach


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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