5 Skills You Need To Land The Internship You Want

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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As the new fall semester approaches, you’re probably gearing up to find your next internship for the spring. It’s never too early to get started — considering employers begin recruiting interns seven months before the position’s term begins, according to NACE’s 2015 Internship and Co-op Survey. But, what exactly are these employers looking for in an intern? And if you’re … Read More

How To Tell If Your Unpaid Internship Will Be A Good Experience

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A recent article brings clarity to the long discussion about unpaid internships: An unpaid internship is legal as long as it is educational. “The purpose of a bona fide internship is to integrate classroom learning with practical skill development in a real-world setting,” Circuit Judge John Walker reportedly stated in the article. But, what exactly defines an internship experience like … Read More

How To Navigate Difficult Internship Interview Questions

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Hiring managers have seen it all — the good, bad, and ugly in job interviews. In fact, survey results released by Office Team last December reveal some of the worst interview mistakes candidates have made. Respondents have seen everything from candidates bringing pets to the interview to performing a song and dance routine. The survey highlights more embarrassing mistakes too, … Read More

Does Your Internship Guarantee A Promising Future?

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In preparation for the working world, 72 percent of up-and-coming grads completed an internship, apprenticeship, or co-op, according to a new study conducted in March by Accenture. The study analyzed responses from students graduating in 2015 as well as those from the class of 2013 and 2014. They found young professionals’ expectations of the working world don’t always align with … Read More

5 Things About Your Internship You’ll Regret In 5 Years

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Think your only regret after college will be not going to class more? Think again. What most college students regret has more to do with not gaining the experience they needed to prepare them for the real world. In fact, half of college graduates feel this way, according to a study by Pew Research Center released in February 2014. With … Read More

Here’s How To Take Great #Selfies At Your Internship

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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