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 [...]
As college students, we learn a lot about culture and how to communicate and behave in different settings. We have entire courses dedicated to specific traditions and many of us have friends of unique ethnic backgrounds. Yet one thing we fail to learn in college is that culture in the workplace holds a new, entirely different meaning and largely dictates how we as an intern act and communicate in the [...]
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Eric Leist is an Emerging Technology Strategist at Allen & Gerritsen, a blogger forTalentCulture and speech coach.You can read his personal blog at EricLeist.com [...]
Many established internship programs end with the intern giving a presentation to the company or department. Typically, interns will either present a semester-long project or simply talk about what they learned. Too often, we Gen-Y workers want to start building a presentation in PowerPoint, packing it with as many bullet points as possible, and showing off our tech-savvy by loading it up with the [...]
I’ve interned at some pretty small companies in my time as an indentured servant to the communications industry. I’ve sat at desks (and card tables) that were so close to the founder of the company’s office, ironically, I could hear the pen click on pay day. Those experiences were both valuable and challenging because they gave me access to almost all levels of a company. I learned [...]