I am a senior studying computer science, but I am going to a career fair looking for an internship, not a full time job, since I am planning to pursue a master's degree in the computer science next year. Where do I put this planned master's degree in my resume to let employers know why I am looking for an internship and not a full-time job?

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    If you have not started it, it shouldn't be on your resume, because in 6 months your plans might change. If you have started it, while your plans can change, at least you have made progress. If you are looking for a internship apply to those jobs, don't apply, to full time jobs. – Donald Sep 27 '15 at 23:54

Preferably the cover letter, or the "Objectives" section of your resume. Be sure to explain that you are looking for an internship and not a full time job.

At a college career fair, most of the recruiters/companies will likely be very understanding of your situation, so when you meet face-to-face at the career fair, be sure to explain this as you hand them your resume.

  • +1 for cover letters - resumes are for listing what you have done, cover letters are where you put your intentions/objectives – HorusKol Sep 27 '15 at 23:57
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    You have tripped my Objectives sensor. Do not include such a section on your resume. – Lilienthal Sep 28 '15 at 8:59
  • In general I agree with not including an objectives. In this case though, the objective is non-obvious (most graduates will be looking for full time jobs), and I can't remember EVER handing a cover letter out at a campus job fair. – sevensevens Sep 28 '15 at 18:16

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