Data Reveals If Your Internship Will Turn Into A Job

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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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

5 Alternatives To Finding An Internship

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Didn’t get a chance to snag an internship for the upcoming academic year? No worries! It isn’t too late to find an alternative that will still provide you with great experience. Here are some ideas to help you gain experience this year without an internship: 1. Study abroad. Well, maybe you won’t be off to Germany next month, but at … Read More

How To Land A Hot Startup Internship

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Landing an internship at a startup is a dream many college students and young professionals have. Whether it’s having the opportunity to work on cool mobile apps or working in a trendy office, many college students would love to be a startup intern. Although most college students think these internships are just a dream, there are  several things you can do … Read More

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