Looking for an Internship?
Approximately 70% of ACU students complete an internship every year.
One thing I like most about my internship (at the NEXT lab) is the opportunity to learn. There is so much to do and to learn from working here, and also I like the goals that NEXT is wanting to achieve.
ACU Center for Careers and Experiential Learning is here to help you find an internship that is just right for you!
Internships are a proven way for students to acquire new skills and knowledge within their fields, gain professional experience, and connect to industry leaders and potential employers.
Tools & Resources
Find internships and careers.
Handshake is the official résumé and job posting service of ACU. It is available for students, alumni, and employers.
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Optimal Resume is a free interviewing system that allows students to record themselves answering interview questions.
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I need a resume. Where do I start?
What is Handshake?
Handshake is the hub for all job and internship postings, on-campus interview schedules and career-related events. As a current student of Abilene Christian University, you have been pre-registered for this service at no cost to you. If you have not already accessed the new system, follow the instructions at this link to access your account.
What is a cover letter and is it required?
A cover letter should always accompany your résumé. The purpose of a cover letter is to introduce you and your résumé to potential employers. You can find samples and tools to create your cover letter in our Career Center Guide.
How do I look for internships?
To start, search for jobs or internships in your Handshake account. You can also search for jobs or internships using LinkedIn. For further tips visit the internships and job search strategies section (p. 26-27) of our Career Center Guide.
How do I find an on-campus job?
For a job on campus, visit the HR Student Employment site to view all current student employment opportunities.
How do I make an appointment?
Visit the home page of our website and schedule an appointment.
How do I get an "unofficial" transcript?
To save your unofficial transcript as a pdf, follow these steps:
● Log in to myACU and select Banner
● Select Student Financial Aid
● Select Student Records
● Select Academic Transcript.
● Select Submit
● On the top of the page select File, then Select Print
● On the bottom left select PDF
● Then select “Save as PDF”
Where is the ACU Career Center?
The ACU Career Center is located in the Center for Careers & Experiential Learning on the main floor of the ACU library.
ACU provides resources to help you navigate the process of preparing for a job interview.
Let our team walk you through the interview process, exploring common interview questions and examples of the best answers.
A quality résumé is your key to getting a job interview. Get help from our team of experts to market your skills in a clear, concise manner.
Learn how to use Optimal Resume with this step-by-step tutorial. We’ll walk you through all you need to know to prepare for your interview.