What It’s Like To Intern At Top Companies

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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For nearly every college student, it’s a dream to intern for a Fortune 500 company. Since Fortune 500 internships can be difficult secure, it makes one curious if these rumors are really true about how awesome it is to work for a company like Google or Apple. For those of you who wonder what it’s like to work at some … Read More

7 Habits Of Highly Successful Interns

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Whether you’re just starting your summer internship or you’ve been with your employer for a month now, you’re probably wondering what you can do stand out as the best intern your employer has ever hired. With today’s pressure of having to turn an internship into a job upon completion, interns will do what it takes to impress their employers. If … Read More

How To Prepare For The Last Month Of Your Summer Internship

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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We’re about half-way for summer, which means you’re at the peak of your summer internship. By now you’re probably settled into your position and feeling pretty comfortable with your routine. Hopefully, you’re also learning a variety of new skills and soaking up every bit of information you can! As you continue to work through your internship, it’s a good idea to … Read More

How To Decipher Internship Postings

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Although summer is in full swing, college students are still looking for the perfect internship for the upcoming fall semester. Finding an internship, whether it’s in the fall, spring, or summer, can be a challenge. First, it’s difficult to find an internship for which you might qualify. Second, it’s also a challenge to find a quality internship that compensates you and treats … Read More

Should the Federal Government Monitor Unpaid Internships?

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice, Employer Advice

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A recent report in Canada suggests their federal government should track unpaid internships to reduce exploitation. What if the United States adopted a similar theory and paid closer attention to the regulation of unpaid internships? According to InternMatch’s 2014 Intern Report, 68.5 percent of college students believe internships should be mandatory. If this many college students see the value in internships, … Read More

How To Negotiate Your Internship Salary

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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This year, only 48.3 percent of internships were paid, according to the InternMatch 2014 Intern Report. The survey also revealed college students who complete paid internships are three times more likely to land a job than those who completed an unpaid internship. This is why it’s important for more college students to get what they want out of internships by … Read More

7 Signs Your Internship Isn’t Worth Your Time

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Internships are an awesome way for college students to launch their careers. In fact, college students who perform at least three internships are twice as likely to land a job than those who’ve only completed one internship. Today’s workforce practically requires every college student to gain professional experience before landing an entry-level job. One of the options college students have … Read More

How To Discover The Industry You Want To Enter

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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It’s not always easy figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life, especially when you’re still in college. There’s a lot more pressure for today’s average college student. Not only do you have to balance classes, school, and a social life, but also you have to figure out what type of career you want to have … Read More

How To Turn Your Summer Internship Into A Long-Term Gig

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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When most college students apply for internships, they have high hopes their internship will eventually turn into a job. According to a recent study by Southwestern University, college students who complete one internship during their college career are 13 percent more likely to land a job after college than those who don’t. College students who are in their junior or senior year … Read More

5 Ways Internship Experience Is More Important Than A Degree

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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As college students head home for summer, many are faced with the decision of what to do with their free time. Most college students will take on a summer job, while others may stay on campus to attend summer classes. On the other hand, there’s a percentage of students who’ll begin their summer internships and gain experience to advance their … Read More