I previously wrote about ways you can tell fairly quickly that you’ve landed a dream internship. When you’ve landed a great internship, you’ll know it and it will pay off for you long after the actual internship period has ended. However, the unfortunate reality is that not all internships are paved in gold.
Let’s keep in mind that some industries are better than others (from what I hear), [...]
So you’ve landed an internship at what you (hopefully) believe to be an incredible company. Congrats! Take some time to enjoy the fact that you’re advancing your career and skillset, but keep in mind that not all internships are paved in gold… or something like that.
Chances are you’re eager to get going at your new internship site. Your optimism during your initial few weeks can, quite often, [...]
There’s no such thing as a bad question.
Especially if you’re asking your internship supervisor if there is anything else that can be done. Without question, no matter what type of internship you have, this is the most valuable question that you can ask. It is the most valuable question for the sole reason that it will ultimately lead you to a more well-rounded experience.
I come from the marketing [...]
What if you find yourself interning at a company that you could see yourself working for one day – and beyond that, you know that the company happens to hire interns regularly? First of all, give yourself a pat on the back – you’ve completed step one simply by getting your foot in the door. Now take a step back and realize that you are likely one of a number of interns vying for the same position, [...]
So you’re halfway through your internship and you don’t have anything to put in your portfolio yet? That’s a red flag. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a bad internship. Many internships recruit brilliant students who do fantastic work, however the nature of the internship might be that it just doesn’t produce much work for a portfolio. It simply means you need to find a creative [...]
Let’s face it – the life of an intern is not always glamorous. The lucky ones receive useful internships that allow them to further their skill set with applicable, real-world work, yet these interns are often stuck balancing the internship hours with a grueling schoolwork load, extracurricular activities and a passable social life. Other interns are cast into administrative roles, which is fairly [...]