How To Make Internships Fall Into Your Lap

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Do you watch your friends and classmates land internships without even trying? Do you ever wonder how you can obtain their magical powers? It’s very rare for internship opportunities to fall into your lap, however, it does happen more often than you think. The key to making opportunities happen for yourself is being proactive and involved in your internship search. … Read More

10 Soft Skills Every Intern Needs

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Did you know there’s a special skill set that nearly every employer looks for in an intern? Soft skill are some of the most important skills employers look for when hiring a Millennial, according to NACE. If you’re wondering what your soft skills are, they’re mostly intangible skills that reflect your personality and work ethic. Soft skills such as a positive … Read More

How To Measure The ROI Of Your Unpaid Internship

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Internships are practically a requirement for any young adult who wants to have a successful career after college. While many employers are taking steps toward providing paid internship opportunities, there are a number of organizations that can only provide unpaid internship programs. Although paid internships are ideal for most college students, unpaid internships can also provide priceless experience, skills, and connections. … Read More

5 Lessons From History’s Most Famous Interns

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Do you ever feel like your internship is a waste of time? Do you wish you could fast-forward through the coffee runs and paper filing, and get on with the rest of your career? Maybe it’s time to sit down and reflect on the experience you’re gaining as an intern. While internships often receive a bad reputation in the workplace, … Read More

6 Do’s And Don’ts Of Pursuing An Internship Lawsuit

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A few weeks ago, a former “Late Show” intern sued Dave Letterman and CBS for her unpaid internship with the company. However, this intern soon realized she made a mistake and issued an apology stating she would drop the lawsuit against Dave Letterman and CBS. Cases like this one serve as an excellent example of why young adults must be cautious … Read More

5 Ways To Prevent An Internship Lawsuit

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Earlier this month, a former CBS Late Night Show intern filed a class action complaint against CBS Broadcasting and Dave Letterman’s Worldwide Pants on behalf of herself and everyone who interned for the show. The former intern, who worked for the show in 2008, claimed she was performing the work of a paid employee, worked 40 hours, and didn’t receive academic credit … Read More

How To Get Paid Your Value

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Did you recently find the internship of your dreams, but it doesn’t pay a single dime? Finding a paid internship is a frustrating challenge for college students. The reality is, not every employer understands the value of an intern or has the means to compensate their interns. Unfortunately, this causes college students to accept internships without getting paid and miss … Read More

3 Reasons Internship Auctions Must End

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Need internship experience? How does paying $50,000 sound? Over the last month, The Weinstein Company was auctioning off an internship valued at $50,000. The production and distribution company boasted this internship as a rare opportunity for college students and interns to “learn all the ins and outs of the movie business.” On Aug. 14, the internship ended up being sold at the … Read More

Data Reveals If Your Internship Will Turn Into A Job

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This past year, internship to job conversion rose to 51.2 percent. So, your internship is more likely to turn into a full-time job now, right? Well, maybe. This interactive infographic depicts data from a new LinkedIn study about the correlation between students who do internships and how often those internships turn into full-time jobs. What does this tell us? Some … Read More

4 Tips For Writing A Departure Letter For Your Internship

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As you wrap up projects during the last week of your internship, it’s time to start thinking about ways you can leave a lasting impression. Don’t just leave. Make the most of your internship by sharing your experience with your coworkers in an internship departure letter (with permission, of course), ensuring everyone knows who you are. Follow these tips for … Read More