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

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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

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How To Conquer These 10 Intern Fears

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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

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5 Misconceptions About Perfect Summer Internships

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Summer vacation is almost here, which means most of you are preparing for your three months away from school. If you’re like most college students, you’re probably debating on how you’ll spend your summer. Maybe you’ll go home and work at your summer job. Some of you might even have the opportunity to study abroad. Or, you could be hoping … Read More

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8 Internship Search Mistakes And How To Fix Them

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You know that sinking feeling when all your friends have secured their summer internships, but you’re still sitting here waiting for your opportunity to come? Although you’re very happy for your friends who landed their dream summer internships, you’re extremely frustrated your persistence hasn’t paid off. You’ve searched and applied for every internship possible, had a professional review your resume, and … Read More

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5 Creative Resumes That Landed Internships

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Six seconds or less. That’s how long it takes for a recruiter to decide whether or not they’re going to hire you as an intern. When it comes to your internship search, you’re probably wondering how you can differentiate yourself from other candidates. Chances are, it may seem like a creative resume is a good way to go. Over the … Read More

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5 Hypocritical Organizations Denouncing, And Then Offering, Unpaid Internships

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Although most college students and employers agree internships are a necessity for a successful career, the internship debate continues as organizations boast their unpaid internships. College students do internships to gain experience. If these students want to succeed, they need to learn valuable skills. The only way they’re going to learn these skills is by applying what they learn in … Read More

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If You Were An Intern, How Would You Want To Be Managed?

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I want you to imagine some different events in your life when you donated your time. First, think back to a time when you had a positive volunteer experience. What factors made volunteering worthwhile? Was it because of the cause your were working for? Or was it because of the people you worked with? Did you feel like you made … Read More

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Experience Is Experience. Period.

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Experience isn’t something you just create — it’s something you learn from, too. We all know college students do internships so they can gain experience and learn the skills needed in order to have a successful career. Regardless of the types of internships you have, every experience gives you a valuable lesson learned that can help you down the road. … Read More

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The Truth Behind Entry-Level Internships

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When it comes to finding your first internship, you can’t pressure yourself too much to find the perfect one. Many college students and recent graduates feel pressured to land their “ultimate dream internship.” However, they end up becoming consumed by the type of company for which they want to work. When this happens, college students forget about the experience they … Read More

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Internships: Do You Want A Job Or Not?

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A recent Forbes article written by J. Maureen Henderson argues internships aren’t worth it. Henderson explains the work performed during an internship doesn’t provide you with useful skills, internships are too expensive, and chances are they won’t even land you a job. Want to know why internships are worth it? Nearly 74 percent of employers prefer candidates with work experience. This is why … Read More

Heather HuhmanInternships: Do You Want A Job Or Not?