Some of my internships have been highly structured, but most have given me an unbelievable amount of creative control. I was typically given an assignment and able to use whatever means I thought were necessary to complete it. While this may sound fabulous, it can be an quite intimidating to live in a world without boundaries! Fortunately, the trust my supervisors placed in me prepared me for life [...]
I am graduating in less than two months, so I’ve been doing a lot of networking, company research and interviewing. It occurred to me that what I am doing feels a lot like dating! Job interviews seem to be a lot more nerve-racking for me than dates, so I decided to treat my last interview as a first date. Guess what? It worked, and I received my first job offer! Keep reading to find out my strategy.
“The first impression will either open the door or close it.” -Nicholas Sparks
Earlier this week, my university’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter hosted a Professional Development Workshop. During the event, the professionals hosted a panel discussion on the dos and don’ts of job-hunting. Most of their comments varied, but one thing resonated with [...]
Have you ever made $30,000 from an internship? Yeah, me either! But it’s possible. During my freshman year, I met a girl who had an internship in sales for campus media and brought home at least that much! Naturally, I decided to try my luck.
My responsibility was to sell ads for the campus television station. As a former broadcast major and reporter for the station, I knew that out [...]
When you’re in a destructive relationship with a significant other, your friends and family can’t wait to tell you to get out as fast as you can. What if the bad relationship is with your internship?
Unfortunately, bad fits sometimes happen. A lot of reasons can contribute to this: your responsibilities aren’t what you signed up for, your boss is negative or condescending, you’re [...]
As a Southern girl, I’m well aware of the negative stereotypes of the world below the Mason-Dixon line. Fortunately, they’re not all bad! My personal favorite (and true) stereotype is of our unrivaled hospitality. Though I haven’t offered my employers pork rinds and a glass of sweet tea, I’ve taken some very important lessons from my hospitable Southern upbringing.