Picture a typical down day: It’s 3 p.m., and Flavia machine is calling your name. Meandering through the jungle of Xerox machines and close-knit cubicles, you find yourself face to face with the head of the web department – someone you’ve been eager to talk to. What do you do? A. Say nothing, B. Say anything, C. Seize the opportunity, introduce yourself, make small talk and express your interest [...]
Want to successfully conquer the internship follow-up? Get organized by simply keeping your contacts on hand. It’s as simple as that! Writing as a reformed Excel and Google Docs user, getting organized, once started, simples both your personal and professional lives!
Before I discovered Excel and Google docs, I was wasting crucial time (and often losing track of important email threads!) by having [...]
Some day we’ll reminisce on our four years as university students with extreme pride and affection for our alma maters. “The best four years of our lives” will seem like a distant dream, bonding us with other graduates who walked down the same halls, greens and side streets as we. A certain breed comes and leaves, diploma in hand, from each university, uniquely tied together by what sets your [...]
Accepting an internship is a leap of faith: a career move that will either leave one feeling satisfied and accomplished, or alternatively, that they have taken a hop, skip and jump back to square one. It is without doubt that some internships are better than others. As strongly as I believe that one can strive to make any intern period beneficial, some positions allow more freedom and professional [...]
I’ve been there: scouring through postings, filling out lengthy applications, and nearly pulling my hair out, in search of an internship. No matter how much heart I poured into my cover letter, the fear of an introductory email getting lost in an overflowing junk box, or winding up piled on someone’s desk amongst the work of dozens, even hundreds, of other applicants, is discouraging.
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My greatest takeaway from various internships I had this year, is that I now know my worth as an intern and as a person much better than before.
Several times along the way with virtual and remote internships I have asked myself, am I learning something from this internship? Is my time and opinion respected in my internship? If my internship is unpaid and I am offering ‘free help’, [...]