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

Heather R. HuhmanShould the Federal Government Monitor Unpaid Internships?

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

Heather R. HuhmanHow To Negotiate Your Internship Salary

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

Heather R. Huhman7 Signs Your Internship Isn’t Worth Your Time

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

Heather R. HuhmanHow To Discover The Industry You Want To Enter

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

Heather R. HuhmanHow To Turn Your Summer Internship Into A Long-Term Gig

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

Heather R. Huhman5 Ways Internship Experience Is More Important Than A Degree

6 Surefire Ways to Land a Last-Minute Summer Internship

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Summer internship season is just about in full swing and you’re feeling like you’ve been left in the dust. While most of your friends are staring up their summer internships, you’re the only one who hasn’t secured something for the summer. Feeling lost and frustrated with your internship search, you begin to wonder if you should just give up. Before … Read More

Heather R. Huhman6 Surefire Ways to Land a Last-Minute Summer Internship

7 Ways Your Internship Is Different From The Classroom

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

hypocritical internship program

As you prepare for your first internship, you’re probably worried about what to expect during your experience. Internships are a wonderful opportunity for college students because they allow you to apply what you learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. In addition, internships give you the chance to build your resume and set yourself up for success after college. … Read More

Heather R. Huhman7 Ways Your Internship Is Different From The Classroom

Your First Internship: 6 Pieces Of Advice You Wish You Knew

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Whether you’re a sophomore in college or you’re getting ready to graduate, when you start your first internship, you can never really know what to expect.  Although there are many misconceptions and stereotypes about internships, your first internship is an experience that truly paves the path for your career. You’re going to get a taste of the “real world” and … Read More

Heather R. HuhmanYour First Internship: 6 Pieces Of Advice You Wish You Knew

How To Conquer These 10 Intern Fears

Heather R. HuhmanCandidate Advice

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Fetching coffee. Making thousands of copies. These are just a few of an intern’s favorite things. In a recent article “14 Awfully Frustrating Things That Every Intern Goes Through,” there’s a list of fears many interns experience. Although these are common fears for interns, there’s no reason for you to allow them to get the most of your internship experience. … Read More

Heather R. HuhmanHow To Conquer These 10 Intern Fears