The Intern’s Guide To Building The Perfect #WorkSelfie Portfolio

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Selfies have been given a bad rap. Maybe it’s all the late nights filled with poor judgment, or the misconception they’re fishing for compliments through displaying the perfect down-angle view of a “serious” face. But selfies also document our experiences — and when taken with professionalism in mind, they offer a creative solution for showcasing your accomplishments at your internships. … Read More

How To Choose Between Internships And Employment

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Like every college student, you’re probably wondering if internships really help you find your first post-graduation job. Thirty-two percent of graduates who had an internship found full-time employment immediately after college, as opposed to the 21 percent of students who weren’t interns, CareerBuilder found in October 2014. While gaining experience as an intern in your field is definitely helpful in the future, pursuing an … Read More

What All Interns Need To Wear To Be Taken Seriously In The Office

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Lily has just landed her dream internship. The only problem is, besides the outfit she wore to the interview, she has nothing to wear. Like many college students, she adopted the belief that the best learning occurs when you’re truly comfortable. Since she’s in her junior year, she doesn’t feel she needs to build a complete office ready wardrobe. Peter … Read More

5 Awesome Internships You Didn’t Know About

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When you picture what your internship will be like, what do you see? If your visions are full of coffee runs, filing paperwork, or any other mundane task, raise your expectations. Like many college students, Emily was content taking the first internship she could find at a local credit union. She thought she would be working in their marketing department, … Read More

5 Summer Activities You Need to Avoid If You Don’t Have an Internship

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There’s no denying it in today’s world: internships matter. They give college students real-world experience and, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2014 Internship and Co-Op Survey Report released in April 2014, they help them get hired. Results from the survey showed that employers offered full-time positions to 64.8 percent of their interns, indicating how important an … Read More

No Internship Is Out Of Your League. Here’s Why.

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When Lauren was a teenager, she dreamed of becoming an Olympic skier. As Lauren got older, she realized she didn’t want to become an Olympic athlete, but remained very passionate about the organization. Once Lauren entered college, she discovered she really wanted to work as a communications specialist for Team USA. It’s Lauren’s junior year of college, and she’s preparing for her … Read More

How To Find The Right International Internship

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Pack your bags and grab your passport, because you’re about to embark on a journey that will make a huge impact on your future! Imagine you’ve been given the opportunity to intern for a top public relations firm in London. For many college students, interning in London for three months would be a dream come true. Not only does it give … Read More

4 Places You Haven’t Looked For Internships

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Finding an internship is always a challenge for college students. Even if you’ve tapped in your university’s career center or job postings, it can be difficult to find an internship that’s the perfect match. When it comes to finding an internship that fits your professional needs and interests, you have to be innovative. The reality is, most internship postings aren’t advertised on … Read More

Avoid Saying These 7 Things When Interviewing For An Internship

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Interviewing for an internship is scary. Especially if it’s your first internship, it can be a really nerve-wracking step in your career. The goal of an interview is to impress the hiring manager and show him or her that you’re a great fit for the internship. Regardless of how much experience you have, this is your opportunity to allow your strongest skills and … Read More

5 Ways To Land A Useful Internship

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In today’s workforce, an internship is the golden ticket to a successful career for many young adults. Unfortunately, many college students and recent graduates find it challenging to land an internship that enables them to apply their skills learned in the classroom. According to new research by Gallup-Purdue University, one-third of recent graduates say they had an internship or job in … Read More