I’m going to be straight up and honest. Sometimes working remotely while completely a virtual internship may make it harder to take what you are doing as seriously as you could or should. I’ve learned that distractions, such as schoolwork, people around me and my job often keep me from dedicating my time and energy to my internship 100%. The list of distractions goes on and on if you allow [...]
So you’ve landed a fabulous virtual internship, congratulations! Whether it’s your first time experiencing a virtual position or you are a seasoned pro, I have a few tips and tricks to remind you to make the virtual internship experience be as rewarding as possible.
Most likely, you will have conference calls daily or weekly with your boss and/or other interns. Make sure you are [...]
So, where do I find a virtual internship?
I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts (here, here and here) the benefits and opportunities that come from virtual internships. Now that you know a little bit more about what a virtual internship is, why it’s a valuable experience for you as a student, and how to make the most out of your virtual internship time-lets face the real question. How [...]
I’ve explained the similarities and differences between virtual internships and in-office internships and how each has their own expectations, guidelines and requirements to be successful. After completing a virtual internship, I have found that there are certain characteristics you learn and experiences that you have that allow you to be even more successful at your next internship or job.
One of the many highlights of an internship experience is getting to know not only your boss and company workers, but the other interns! Happy hours are frequent after work and coffee trips before getting to the office are often standard. Just because you are completing a virtual internship doesn’t mean you are stranded on a deserted island in the networking realm of your experience. There are [...]
“So a virtual internship means I am my own boss? No one knows what I’m doing or when I am interning?”
My answer to these two questions would be NO and…NO. When I first told my friends I was doing a virtual internship this past summer, I distinctly remember someone saying, “Sweet! You get internship credit this summer and don’t have to do anything!” Luckily, [...]